When there is no interest…

It is highly unlikely that most people in your neighborhood would be interested in having a Bible study. If you asked, they would normally find a way to politely decline your invitation. What do you do when people are not interested? Our mission is to give the gospel to everyone, so we can’t just give up if someone is not interested. Here are a couple things you can do.

1. Give the gospel anyway. Our role is to be the messenger. The power is in the gospel, not in our delivery. When a person says they are not interested, find a way to work the gospel into your conversations with them anyway. We know that the gospel “is the power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16). So don’t worry about it if someone says they are not interested.

2. Build a friendship. Sooner or later, everyone is going to be faced with a “crisis” or will have a “question.” If you are friends, guess where they will come for answers when they get serious. This is not “friendship evangelism” in the traditional sense. It is not building a friendship to someday give the gospel… it is developing a friendship after giving the gospel so you can keep giving the gospel. In other words, don’t give up on someone just because they said “no.” Assume that they merely mean “no, for now.”

We have a responsibility to present the gospel to every person on the planet (Mark 16:15). We cannot stop short of that goal simply because someone says they are not interested.

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