Repent and Believe!
I can’t tell you how many conversations I have started about Jesus Christ because of the Christmas seasons, it really is an easier transition to go from the natural realm to the spiritual realm during the last 6 or so weeks of the year, let me explain. When the Christmas season comes around every year I believe it’s the easiest time to evangelize the lost, because talking about Jesus Christ and why He was born in a manger is pretty much on a lot of folk’s minds or at least they can relate to it during the last few weeks of the year.
You see The whole civilized world celebrates Christmas.
Sure it still doesn’t assure us that it will be received very well, that’s why you leave it to the word of God and let Him carry out His desire like it says in Isaiah 55:11… So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
So you could ask your un-saved family, friends and neighbors…
Why did Jesus Christ come?
You could say Paul has an answer for us in 1 Timothy 1:15 and he says It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. The gospel of Matthew says in Matthew 1:21 that She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. You could tell them that Jesus Christ came to delivered us from the curse of the Law in Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”
You could tell them that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23, and their sin have made a separation between them and God Isaiah 59:2. and the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23. You could tell them that He was our substitute, and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 You could tell them that There is no other name under heaven by way a man can be saved Acts 4:12 and that name is Jesus Christ our Lord.
You could tell them He took our place and rescued us and gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, Galatians 1:4. He came to do His Father’s will, Hebrews 10:7. You can tell them that He laid down His life for His sheep John 10: 11. You could tell them that He (God) made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
You could tell them that He saved us who believes from the wrath to come… For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come. 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 10 and if need be the second death as describe in Revelation 20:14; 21:8.
You could share with them the greatest paragraph in the New Testament
The Heart of the Bible
You could share with them the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Old Testament.
1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. 3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. 6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
9 His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth. 10 But the Lord was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand. 11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.
God does love us
Jesus did die for us!
But it’s up to us… I don’t think so!
You can tell them that when we see baby Jesus we see God and if its God in the manger it’s God on the cross… You can tell them that Jesus Christ carry out all that the Father has given Him to do. John 17:4.
Let me ask… Is telling them that God loves them, Jesus died for them and now it’s up to them enough?
But after sharing with your un-saved family, friends and neighbors why Jesus came and for who He came to save, you can say to them Repent and Believe (Mark 1:15) and leave the rest up to the Holy Spirit to do the rest. You can go away knowing that they are now in the hands of the one true Holy Sovereign God of the universe and He will accomplish His will. He knows those who are His 2 Timothy 2:19, we just need to be faithful and do our part for faith come by hearing a word from God Romans 10:17.
Don’t try to do any more than that, we are not called to be successful but faithful to His word.
God is in that manger
God is on that tree
It’s God who saves
Repent and believe!
He knows those who are His
and that’s a beautiful thing!
Soli Deo Gloria