Winning Souls at the Drinking Bar

Who do you evangelize to? Are there specific people you should be targeting when evangelizing? Will you evangelize in a drinking bar or to prostitutes on the streets?

Who do you evangelize to? Are there specific people you should be targeting when evangelizing? Will you evangelize in a drinking bar or to prostitutes on the streets?

In the previous post, I mentioned how I broke my “evangelism silence” and ended up speaking to more people than I had ever imagined.  Today, I hope I get readers like you to help me answer the questions a number of questions which will clear certain doubts on the believers’ minds.

I was faced with these problems when a group of us went out last Sunday to evangelize. We passed in front of a drinking bar when we were suddenly approached by a group of men in the bar. They invited us into the bar and asked us to share the word of God with them. They provided us with a time limit of 5 minutes. We prayed and started sharing the word about the love of God based on John 3:16.

The men were silent and receptive until we concluded the message. They asked us if they could ask us questions and probably have a discussion with us based on the word we had shared with them. We told them they could ask us questions but whether we can sit down for the kind of discussion they want to have with us is something we would have to postpone till a later date. These innocent words got the men infuriated. They started using all sort of words to describe us, accusing us of choosing the easier aspect of Christianity.  We were not bothered by their words though because we knew they were under the influence of alcohol but my mind started to wander if as Christians we choose the “easier” route as these men described it.

We know Jesus Christ came for the lost sheep (Matthew 15: 24) so as Christians are we limiting ourselves when it comes to evangelism? Do you suggest specific times and venues go out and win souls? What are your experiences? Let us know your thoughts via Email, Facebook or Twitter.

Evangelism and the Faith

One of our mandates as Christians is to go into the world and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit – Mathew 28:19.  This is also known as the Great Commission. The Great Commission or evangelism is not only speaking to people about God but another way of doing that is through our actions and our words.  People should have a change of hearts by observing your actions.

As we know, we have been mandated to win souls and it is a fact that most of us shy away from this duty that has been bestowed on us. We shy away from this basically because we are afraid people will turn us away or they will not want to listen to what we have for them or they may ask us difficult questions that we may not have answers to.

Personally, I had never evangelized to anyone until it was added to a course I was reading at church. It was not as difficult as I had imagined it. The people I spoke to were much more receptive. Within an hour, we had spoken to over 15 people and we believed they were going to be saved.  I have taken part in three separate evangelism programmes in my church after I was able to break the barrier.

I also believe in what the Bible says Romans 8:30 which says, “Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.”

You may not feel qualified to speak about the goodness of God with other people but bear in mind that God used Moses who stammered, Jeremiah, Gideon, and others back in the day so if we avail ourselves, God is ready to use us. As my one of the teachers in my church puts it, “this is the work that brings the most blessing to us Christians.”

Have you taken it upon yourself to evangelize to people? How were you able to break the “silence” the first time? We want to hear what you have to say on Twitter and Facebook.

College and Christianity

What do you do when you realize you are drifting from the faith? How do you treat people who don’t believe in what you believe in? This is based on a personal experience.

What do you do when you realize you are drifting from the faith? How do you treat people who don’t believe in what you believe in? This is based on a personal experience.

A number of people are Christians because they are born into the faith. A percentage experiences the goodness of the Lord as they grow up and they turn to the faith. It is also a fact that a number of us backslide somewhere along the way, while a number of us grow even stronger as the years go by.

Until college, I had never encountered anyone who categorically stated they did not belong to any religion and were not Christians at all. In college, I met this special group of people who did not mind being called an atheist and up till now, I continue to meet several people categorically state they did not believe in God. It was during my encounter with these people that I began questioning the existence of God. People presented so many “sound” arguments that God did not exist. My philosophy course did not make the situation easier since our arguments were based on what we experienced through our senses (a posteriori).  It was quite a challenging period for me. There were periods that I stayed in my room on Sundays trying to figure out if God really existed but the truth is I struggled, even more, answering this question outside of the word. The word in Genesis 1 states that God created the world in six days and on the seventh day He rested. I don’t know what else I was looking for.

Although I was going through these moments of challenges, I also met other people who were doing their best for God.  Though I was being challenged on one side, there were others who were serving God in spirit and in truth on the other side. Such people served as motivation to me also during that period of my life. They encouraged me to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness – Matthew 6:33 and I can confidently say that it was in college that I received the Holy Spirit. That was the beginning of a struggle-free relationship with God.  I admit I struggled with my faith but my constant visit to the church and regular conversations with believers enabled me to come out of my confusion and doubt.

Have you been in a similar situation or even worse? Have you experienced any kind of unbelief? How did you overcome it? How do you react when you meet people who do not share in your Faith? Share your experiences with us here or on Facebook or Twitter.