Evangelist Jay Lowder Provides Tips for Easily & Effectively Sharing Christ this Christmas
WICHITA FALLS, Texas, December 15, 2014 – Evangelist Jay Lowder, founder of Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries (http://www.jaylowder.com) and author of Midnight in Aisle 7, seeks to help individuals share their faith with family and friends this Christmas season.
“Fear is the No. 1 reason people hold back from sharing their faith,” said Lowder, who has presented the Gospel all over the world through his more than 20 years in full-time ministry. “Christmas is a perfect time to talk about Christ since He is the reason for the season, and offers a great opportunity to do so in a natural way.”
Lowder offers the following tips for Christians looking to use the true meaning of Christmas as a bridge to share the Good News of Christ with family and friends:
- Share your testimony. Doctrines and theology are debatable but personal experiences cannot be denied.
- Start with apologies. If relationships have been damaged with family members or friends, take time to repair them. Without this, you will not have credibility to share.
- Meet tangible needs. Offer to help with a tangible need – anything from helping with a project, babysitting kids, providing financial help or praying for a need – as a way to demonstrate the Gospel in action.
- Don’t preach or condemn. Compassion and empathy are the medicine of the day.
- Avoid debates. Celebrating Christ’s birth is a perfect time to talk about the person of Jesus, but avoid topics of religion, traditional practices or Bible doctrines. Those only cause disagreements and are not essential to a relationship with Christ.
- Don’t attack or de-value. If a family member or friend worships a different god than Christ, be careful not to diminish his or her beliefs. Reaching others does not come from trying to pull down other beliefs but by elevating Jesus.
- Rely on God. Ask Him to provide you with the opportunity, courage and right words to say. He promises to use you if you are willing.
- Don’t get discouraged. God doesn’t require results from you. Your responsibility is only to plant seeds.
For additional tips and encouragement, visit the Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jaylowderharvestministries) or connect with the ministry (@JLHMinistries) and Lowder (@JayLowder) on Twitter.
Founded in 1989, Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries exists to reach people for Christ while inspiring others to do the same. For additional information about Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries, visit http://www.JayLowder.com.
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