Surely, it is better to witness Christ at Christmas, than to give out Christmas cards or speak into the air!

Christmas in Rome © 2017 Simon Peter Sutherland

Christmas in Rome © 2017 Simon Peter Sutherland

Christmas is an excellent time to witness to unbelievers and religious people about the life, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The season often brings with it a merry spirit and even in the UK, it can be a time when our shut up hearts are opened and we feel right to wish seasons greetings to fellow human beings.

With this in mind, what a wonderful time it can be to tell people about Jesus and why He came to earth, what He said and what kind of claims He made about Himself? And the biggest question of all; did He really rise from the dead and if so, what does that mean for us.

Christians can have the answer and a simple gospel track or a good word can lighten someone’s day with the good news that God loves us and Jesus died for us!

If I am critical, and I confess I am, I must state that all too often I see far too many evangelical preachers standing on street corners preaching to passersby who are not actually listening, and most of the time the preachers are speaking into the air because their sermons are spoken as they would be if they were in church. In other words, it is useless preaching a sermon to passersby if that sermon has a structured beginning, middle and end. By the time the preacher has made a point of reason, it is meaningless because the passersby have long gone and he is speaking into the air.

But is there a better way? Well, yes there is a better way. In fact there are many better ways!

Surely it is better to do what Scripture says and to reason with people in the marketplace (Acts 17: 17) and not merly speak while people are not listening. Surely it is better to engage with individuals or groups or create a forum of some kind from which to preach. Even better, why not try reading out scripture that the Word of God may be set abroad among our fellow-man. Surely it is better for people to hear the truth than to ignore it because it makes no sense to them.

As I have expressed in previous posts, I am content to doubt that the historical Jesus was ever born on December 25, I affirm it more likely that He was born at Nissan. But never the less, that does not stop me seeing beyond my understanding, and seeing Christmas as a time to proselytize and win souls to the truth. But none of this will happen if we keep silent (Romans 10: 14).

If we walk past our fellow-man and ignore him, minding our own business, we are ignoring souls for whom Christ died and are guilty of watching souls slip further away from heaven and deeper into the pit.

Christian, a majority of us have no problem giving out Christmas cards, how is it then only a minority of us are willing to give out tracks or evangelise? Christian, let us do better and not hide the light in the darkness, but make a difference in this dark world we live in.

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  1. #1 by KevinDavidArchieGODDARD.(EdwardKMicheal) on December 21, 2017 - 12:35 AM

    Thankyou..i watched the utube foxes book of martyrs ref george marsh…i have avoided anything to do with the subject as i knew it would upset me…it did no rage but tears. Ta once again.
    The reason why i allowed this being a personol one. You remind me of the boyfriend of the mother to my son now 27yrs old teaching english in madrid, she and him together i love them both.
    The word,theology the holy spirit all undone if fruit comes not from them….my 1st edition of Revelation ch:25 ‘A Letter To The Churches From The 24th Elder’ by EdwardKMicheal.pn

    link: https://www.google.co.uk/search?client=ubuntu&channel=fs&q=Revelation+ch%3A25+%27A+Letter+To+The+Churches+From+The+24th+Elder%27+edwardkmicheal&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=0v06Wu6JNoT98wesrbTIDQ

    and a very merry xmas in our lord christ yeshua love to you all

  2. #3 by KevinDavidArchieGODDARD.(EdwardKMicheal) on December 21, 2017 - 2:13 AM

    You surely are a breath of fresh air….your comments on the b.hinn types and foundation of freedoms within this country through the releasing of the word of god(yeshua) by means of the reformation. Further that it has mean’t the catholic church have had too recognise the truth so changing themselves….. the fight is not yet over… i am convicted to give my testimony and being pennyless i pray this ox may feed while he works.

    http://revelation-ch-25.webnode.com/

    Thank You again…bless you through yeshua…my family came from Lancashire ? suposedley?

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