I was never ashamed of the Gospel or to talk about Jesus to people, but at times it can be difficult to start a conversation. As a child, I knew the importance of telling my friends about Jesus’ love and how He died on the cross for our sins so that we could have eternal life.
For the longest time I have been praying for a friend of mine and asking God to help me talk to her about Jesus. This friend used to come to church with me when we were young. We met up again on Facebook a few years ago. Just recently, we have gotten together a few times and I’ve been praying about how to approach certain issues.
I have found that a great starter is to talk about what is going on in the world today and connecting it all to what the Bible has to say. One major event that is about to happen is Jesus coming in the clouds to take His followers to heaven. Since time is short, I want my friend to know what is about to take place. Recently, she brought up something on facebook that had to do with socialism. I immediately pointed out to her that we are headed for a one world order and mentioned certain parts of the Bible that spoke about this years ago and it’s finally happening. To my amazement, she said she would be interested in looking up those verses. Immediately, I thought to myself that this would be a great opportunity to give her a Bible so that she can see certain things for herself.
I also got the idea to write certain descriptions and Bible references for her to read on her own time. For some reason, it was easier for me to write them down then to actually say them orally. I made sure that I included events that were currently happening and where in the Bible it talks about it. This is a great way to prove that the Bible is a true book and no one can deny the events taking place in our world today. Most important, I included verses on salvation and repentance. I also wrote down the verse that talks about Jesus being the only way to heaven. Today, there are so many that are so deceived and believe there are many ways. This is what I came up with.
I Thessalonians 4:17 – Jesus will return in the clouds to gather up His followers to heaven. This is called the rapture and it can happen at any time based on everything that’s happening today in the world. Jesus gave these signs (Matthew 24) to His disciples after He died, rose again and before ascending up to heaven. No one knows the day or the hour that the rapture will take place. The Bible says He will come like a thief in the night. Those who rejected Christ will be left behind to face God’s wrath for the next 7 years. ( Book of Revelation)
Matthew 24 – Everything happening in the world today is in this chapter. These things must happen before Jesus returns to earth to set up His Kingdom. This is called the Millennium. We will rule and reign with Jesus for 1000 years. After we are raptured, we will return with Jesus 7 years later. This will be a time of peace on earth. Jesus will show the world how we were supposed to live.
Ezekiel 38, 39 – The upcoming war with Israel and the nations. Russia is mentioned as Gog or Magog. Nations surrounding Israel are already lining up to come against them and wipe them off the map. God is going to come to Israel’s defense by causing an earthquake to swallow up the enemies, He will confuse their language and they’ll be fighting against each other, and God will send down fire and brimstone from heaven. It will take Israel 7 months to bury the dead.
Revelation 13 – New World Order. The Bible does not use the phrase “one-world government” or “one-world currency” in referring to the end times. It does, however, provide ample evidence to enable us to draw the conclusion that both will exist under the rule of the Antichrist in the last days. The NWO is starting to emerge.
Joel 2:31 & Revelation 6:12 – NASA has predicted 4 blood moons in 2014/2015. They all fall on Jewish holidays. They are warnings that Israel is close to war. The Bible also talks about the moon turning to blood in the last days before Jesus sets up His Kingdom on earth.
Salvation & Repentance verses: Romans 10:13 Romans 10:9 Acts 2:38 Acts 3:19
All this can open up to further discussion. This may be a good way to tell people about Jesus.