There is a sense in which all true Christians care about seeing people saved. In fact, there is almost always (if not always) joy when someone comes to Jesus. However, too many of us have been lulled into complacency. "What can I do?" "They won't listen." "They will just mock or ridicule or get irritated or angry." "They will drop me as a friend." "What if I can't answer their questions?" We think on these things and sub-consciously avoid "rocking the boat." There are some of us who would reach out to the lost. However, other things get in the way. "I'm too busy to get into a conversation right now." "I don't really know how to turn our talk in that direction. I don't want to be 'preachy'." "They are content with their religion. If I say anything they might think that I am putting their religion down." "I'll just live the life and see if they ask me why I am different." (Yes, sometimes that works). How can we break out of that syndrome? First, a realization of how awful Hell is. Next, prayer for their salvation (heartfelt prayer). Then, prayer for the Holy Spirit's working in us and through us and then His working on them. After that, gaining some understanding of how we can reach out and what we might say (still depending on the Holy Spirit). Finally, a strategy for sharing the Gospel (without depending on the strategy). Selah! When we have determined that we will prepare ourselves and actually begin to evangelize, we might start with tracts. Check them for how appropriate they are for each one we share with and how appropriate they are for that occasion. (For example: a patriotic tract for Memorial Day). Caution: Start with tracts and then move on to engaging someone in conversation. (Keep depending on the Holy Spirit). When these things are done, make a note of how many tracts you have given out and try to increase this activity. Keep track of the people that you talked with and pray for God to open their understanding and draw them to Himself. Look for more opportunities to discuss with people. Make witnessing a priority. Ron
"Go…into…the world…preach (not in the formal or official sense, unless you are called into the ministry) the gospel." (i.e; witness to and present the Truth of salvation in Christ to others). (From Mark 16:15).
"Ye shall be witnesses unto Me." (From Acts 1:8).