What if I don’t have any non-Christian friends?
This is a common objection that I receive when I encourage people to think:
- Who they can invite to church?
- Who they can start praying for to find faith.
Active involvement in the life of non-Christians will put you in a place to give a personal invitation to church or listen for spiritual thirst.
You might see places where a sermon series might connect with the life struggles of your friend.
Or you might find some wisdom in the Scripture that will allow you to speak the Bible’s wisdom directly into the life of your friend.
If you are actively involved in the life of non-Christians, you’ll begin to see connections between their needs and opportunities to share the gospel.
You’ve got friends
- Do you have any non-Christian Friendships?
- Drifting Away from the World that eventually isolates us from the world and surrounds us with only Christian friends.
- Sphere of Influence 3: Where do you play
- Spheres of Influence 2: Where do you Work?
- Sphere of Influence 1: Where do You Live
- Spheres of Influence
- Make a prayer list of friends
Am I judging them?
One question that often comes up during some thinking like this:
Who am I to judge if they have a relationship with Christ?
I look for evidence of a relationship with Christ. I look for fruit of living for God. I look for the transformation of the Spirit. If there is no evidence, am I judging them?
Do I pass judgement on them?
Or do I simply evaluate criteria to determine if I have a role to play in them finding faith?
I am judging the evidence, but not passing judgment on them.