Tips for Sharing Christ with Family & Friends this Thanksgiving



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Here are some tips for sharing Christ with your family and friends as you gather together this Thanksgiving.


1. Host Thanksgiving Eve or Thanksgiving Day dinner at your house.

Set aside about 20 minutes (depending on the size of your family) and allow everybody, one by one, to express what they are thankful for and why.

During your opportunity to share, talk about the goodness of God and why you are grateful for Him sending His Son, Jesus. Listing some of the benefits of having a relationship with Christ (see example below) will help your loved ones without Christ to see why they need to receive Him in their hearts. Example: Benefits of Having a Relationship with Christ - I am never alone. God is always with me. - I am not worried about my future. God supernaturally provides for me. - I have no fear regarding what's going on in the world; God is my supernatural Protector. - I have supernatural peace. I am not concerned about how I am going to make it. - I'm not worried about getting the next virus, Jesus is my shield and defense.

2. Send thank you cards to family members or friends, expressing why you are thankful to God for your relationship with them. Then, share with them why everyone should be thankful to God for His Son, Jesus. List the benefits of receiving Him in your heart (scroll to the bottom of the article if you need help with this list). Don't concern yourself with mailing out the card before Thanksgiving Day. The day is not important. It's the message of your thankfulness for them and for Jesus that is important.

3. Invite them to attend Thanksgiving Eve or Thanksgiving Day church service with you.

 

Tips for Sharing Christ with the General Public

1. Always begin your conversations with a smile.


2. Be kind and courteous.


3. Begin conversations while standing in line, shopping, or while receiving, or waiting for some type of service.


4. Share why you have an attitude of thankfulness. Below are some examples:


- So many people didn't make it to experience this Thanksgiving Holiday, but we did. I'm grateful to God. How about you?


Should the person respond positively, agree with them, and afterwards ask them: Have you ever asked His Son, Jesus to come into your heart and save you? - These few years have been tough on everyone. But I'm thankful to God for bringing me through. What about you?


Should the person respond positively, agree with them, and afterwards ask them: Have you ever asked His Son, Jesus to come into your heart and save you?


- Begin a conversation sharing with the person why you are so thankful for Jesus. Share your testimony about what He has done for you. Allow the person to respond.


Afterwards, ask them: Have you ever ask Jesus to come into your heart and save you?


Below are the Scriptures for salvation and rededication, along with prayers to assist you with leading people to Christ.

Scriptures to Share for Leading Someone into a Prayer of Salvation

Romans 5:12: How Sin Entered the World

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.


St. John 3:16: God’s Plan for Salvation

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Acts 4:12: The Only Savior

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.


Romans 10:8-10, 13: How to Receive Salvation

But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach: 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


Ephesians 2:8-9: Salvation Is a Gift

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.


St. John 1:12: Power to Become Sons of God

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.


Salvation Prayer

God, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I believe that your Son, Jesus, died on the cross for my sins. I believe that Jesus is no longer in hell, but that He has risen from the dead. Jesus, I ask you to come into my heart now and save me. I believe with my heart, and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.


Scriptures to Share for Leading Someone into a Prayer of Rededication

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


1 John 2:1-2

My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.


Rededication Prayer

Father, in the name of Jesus, I confess and acknowledge my sins before you. I commit to turn from then. I ask you to forgive me and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that I am forgiven and cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Amen.


Some Benefits of Receiving Jesus in Your Heart

1. Divine Safety and Protection

2. Supernatural Healing, and health

3. Material Provisions

4. Deliverance from Satan and His dominion

5. Wholeness spirit, soul, and body


 

If you'd like help with ministering the gifts of salvation and rededication, click here to go to our Salvation & Rededication page, where you can also find tools and videos to help you. You could also take your loved ones or friends to this page and allow them to listen to the brief salvation and rededication video clips and they can use this as a tool to lead them into salvation and or rededication.