Many of us in varying capacities seek ways to make Jesus known. Whether ambitiously or otherwise, we desire to evangelize and participate in the great commission as disciples of Christ. The Great Commission to help the people learn of Christ, believe in Him, and obey His words. Matt 28:19 [AMP]. On that note, I’ll introduce a great evangelist, the samaritan woman.
There’re impressive evangelical approaches we could take home from the samaritan woman. Her reaction exhibited traits of a great evangelist. The bible stated that she left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone about what Jesus Christ had done. “Everyone?” Wow!
She did not merely react. Her reactions birthed forth good results that testify to her dexterity in evangelism. Many Samaritans from the village believed in Jesus because of what the woman had said. Amazing!
Without further ado, here are a few approaches she made, and hopefully we could learn a thing or two.
Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could He possibly be the Messiah? John 4:29 [AMP]
1. The Samaritan Woman Shared Her Testimony.
As simple as that is, sometimes all it takes to bring a lost soul to Christ is to share a personal testimony of God’s workings in your life. Your salvation and sustenance stories thus far.
God sets opportunities all around us to evangelize. Let’s be intentional about seizing these set opportunities and not feel ashamed. We are carriers and diffusers of the fragrance of God’s knowledge, triumphing in Him always. Be Bold!
2. She Invited People To “Come and See”
The Samaritan woman did not only share her story but also invited them to see and hear Christ for themselves. She referred them back to Jesus Christ and Just like John the baptist, she decreased that the Son of God may increase. She handed them over to Jesus Christ so they could have their personal encounters. Let’s be careful to project Christ even as we share our testimonies and not idolize ourselves. There’s a thin line here. Don’t make this about you but about Christ. It is in Him they should have their faith and not in you or in your talents. As you evangelize, Jesus Christ should be glorified. Anything short of this isn’t evangelism.
The other Samaritans believed Jesus Christ not only because of what the Samaritan woman had said but because of their personal encounters with Him. This is indeed a beautiful evangelical story.