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How To Build Witnessing Relationships


In Romans 1:14-15, Paul wrote “I am under obligation both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. Thus, for my part, I am eager to preach the Gospel to you also who are in Rome.” The word translated “under obligation” literally means, “I am a debtor,” or “I owe it to them.” We owe it to those who are without Christ to share with them the love Jesus has for them. Remember, everyone needs relationships! Here are a few suggestions on how to build witnessing relationships:

  • Be real. We are called to care.
  • Find out what you have in common with them.
  • Be a good listener. Use your eyes and ears.
  • Look for opportunities to serve them.
  • Your walk gives credibility to your talk.
  • Your talk gives clarity to your walk.
  • Look for opportunities to plant spiritual seeds.
  • Be sensitive to times of heightened spiritual receptivity.
  • Be patient. Don't give up.