Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional December 23rd – Use The Master’s Strategy

(The Lord Is The Master Soul Winner)

TO THE BIBLE: Matthew 4:19
“Then He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.””

The Lord Jesus was a master soul winner. His examples of soul winning in the Scriptures are very inspiring.

In John 4:6-42, He encountered a certain woman at the well of Samaria and engaged her in a conversation. The woman came to draw water from the well, and Jesus had a word of knowledge about her.

However, to get her attention, Jesus started a conversation with her by talking about something that was of interest to her—the water.

Upon getting her full attention, the Master said, “…Give me a drink of water” (John 4:7 GNB). From then on, the Master witnessed to the woman, who believed and went about telling others about Jesus.

Matthew chapter 4 tells us another beautiful story of how Jesus walked along the shores of Lake Galilee and saw two brothers who were fishermen: Simon Peter and his brother Andrew.
Then the Master said to them, “…Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19).

The Master always knew how to engage others in a conversation on a subject that was of interest to them, in a bid to witness to them.

If you’ve often wondered how to engage people in a conversation in order to preach the Gospel to them, emulate the strategy of the Master.

Observe what such people might be interested in, and initiate a conversation along that line.

For example, a person may be reading something on his phone or in a magazine, try to observe what he’s interested in, and ask a question or make a positive comment to get his attention.

Perhaps, you want him to explain something to you, listen with rapt attention. If you do, he’s likely to also give you his attention when you start speaking to him.

Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 9:16; Act 17:22-34

Dear heavenly Father, I thank you for making me an effective soul winner; thank you for the opportunities you’ve set before me to witness and win souls and bring the light of your Word to many today, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Revelation 15, Zephaniah 1-3
Revelation 18:1-12, Zechariah 1-2

Speak to at least two people about the Lord today. Start by observing them first before engaging them in a conversation of mutual interest.

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