123. AMA: How Do I Share Jesus without Being Pushy?

UncommonTEEN: The Podcast for Christian Teen Girls

May 27 2024 • 19 mins

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On this week’s Ask Me Anything Episode, we are answering Chloe’s and Danika’s questions.

Chloes says, “I have a friend who is not sure what to believe. I want to persuade them to turn to God but I’m not really sure how to do it without sounding like I'm forcing them.

Danika says, “I have a question… I know this girl that is an atheist and she brought up a situation that made her question if the Lord is real. My question it was I sent to help her to turn to the Lord? And if so, how do I help her without pushing her?"

Know that no two people are the same, every conversation is going to look different and that’s okay! With what we’re going to talk about today, hopefully, you will be ready to crush those comfort zones and step into your God-given purpose as you share the Good News of Jesus with those around you.

Okay, so how do you even have a conversation with someone, especially a friend or a family member, to know if they are even open to hearing the Good News.  Again, no two people are the same—no two conversations are the same. Jesus healed some, He taught others, and to some gave a Word of Knowledge.

2 Types of Witnessing (Sharing Jesus)

  1. Confrontational-(I don’t suggest this with your friends or family members.) This is really for people who you see once, and you will most likely never see them again. For example, I’m going to Jamaica in a couple weeks to be sharing the Good News of Jesus with Jamaicans. This is the approach we will be using because chances are we will never see these people gain.
  2. Relational. You want to build a relationship with these people before you jump in to asking them about Jesus. This approach is all about making a connection with them. You connect with them, you listen to them, you care about them, you earn their trust. Wait a while before you bring up the topic of Jesus. Get to know them by asking questions. Never underestimate the power of conversations!

CARE: Connect, Ask Questions, Relate, Encourage

Connect with  them. "Hey, how are you doing?" and stop and really listen to how they are doing!

Ask questions-a lot of questions to get to know them better.

Relate to them where you can.

Encourage them.

When you find a pain point, ask them if you can pray for them or share your story with them!

To learn more about sharing Jesus with your friends, check out this week's episode!

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