Jo Saxton shares the number one mistake most people make when sharing their faith… and what to do about it.
When it comes to sharing their faith, most people aren’t strategic. Jesus, however, was very strategic in how he modeled evangelism and sharing the Gospel. In fact, He gave us a template for sharing our faith – and yet most people don’t know what that template is.
What Jesus sends the disciples to do is look for the person of peace…and that method is a reproducible strategy. We see it in Luke 9 when Jesus sends out the 12. We see it in the book of Acts with Peter and Cornelius, Paul and Lidia, Phillip and the Ethiopian eunuch looking for these people who are people of peace.
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6 Marks of a Person of Peace
And what we see in scripture is the person of peace is the one who welcomes you, who will receive who you are, who is open to you, open to what you have to say about Jesus, open to the life you live because of Jesus.
But they’re also someone who serves you. So often when we’re seeking to minister we want to do everything for somebody else, but the person of peace often wants to make a contribution in some way.
So, a person of peace will be one who
- welcomes you
- receives you
- is open to you
- will be open to what you have to say about Jesus
- is open to the life you live because of Jesus
- serves you
A person of peace could be a passing relationship. Sometimes a person of peace is a permanent relationship. But the real question is, “Who are your people of peace?”
Who are the people of peace who are open to you, who welcome you, who serve you, and then you will see that the Kingdom of God is nearby.