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8497 witnessing, approaches to

8497 witnessing, approaches to

Scripture provides teaching, supported by examples, concerning when believers should witness, the methods they are to use, and the manner of doing it.

When and where to witness

In the home and family Mk 5:18-19 pp Lk 8:38-39 See also 2Ki 5:1-3; Jn 1:41

To individuals Jn 1:40-42 See also Jn 4:7-26; Ac 8:30-35

To assembled groups Ac 17:17 See also Ac 5:42; Ac 16:13; Ac 19:8-9

Methods of witnessing

Sharing personal testimony Jn 4:29 See also Ac 22:3-8 Paul uses the account of his conversion in witnessing.

Explaining the Scriptures Ac 8:30-35 See also Isa 53:7-8; Ps 119:172; Ac 17:1-3,10-12

Using prophetic gifts 1Co 14:24-25

Answering questions Col 4:6 See also Jn 9:8-11,15-17,24-25; 1Pe 3:15

Through writing Jn 20:31 See also Lk 1:1-4

Through holy living Mt 5:16 See also 1Pe 3:1-2

Through acts of devotion Mt 26:6-7 pp Mk 14:3 See also Lk 7:36-38; Jn 12:1-3

The manner of witnessing

With love Mk 10:21 See also Php 1:15-17

With urgency 2Co 5:20 See also Eze 33:7-9

Fearlessly Eph 6:19-20 See also Ac 4:29

Clearly and courteously 1Pe 3:15 See also Ac 26:1-3; Col 4:4-6

See also

5624witnesses to Christ
6629conversion, examples
6717reconciliation, world to God

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