Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’Matthew 9:37-38
You have probably heard Matthew 28:19 quoted to show that believers have an obligation to share the Gospel. It says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” The question is, how do everyday people like us go about doing that?
Evangelists use all kinds of techniques. Some communicate believing in Jesus by passing out Gospel tracts or trinkets. Others simply try to bring Jesus into conversation. Whatever the method, we must never forget the most important part in evangelism: the relationship.
When Jesus shared the truth of His kingdom with others, He did it through everyday encounters and relationships. He did it while eating dinner, while drinking water at the well, while simply walking down the street. Jesus built trust with those He was interacting with before laying out the Gospel in a profound and simple way. Genuine human interaction—right here at home or far away—is the best way to start showing others who Jesus is.
Evangelism isn’t Just about reciting the gospel to someone else; it is about having meaningful conversations that lead to transformed lives.