A BfA staff member talks about his experience of sharing the gospel.
I like to get to know new people, hear their stories, and take every opportunity to share my enjoyment of the Lord Jesus with them. Air travel often presents excellent opportunities for me to talk to people about Christ.
Recently, I had such an opportunity. While flying over the Pacific, I felt the Lord’s urging to speak something of the gospel to my seatmate. As the hours went by, I felt more and more convicted that I just needed to say something to him.
But what could I tell him? Eventually, I asked, “Have you ever heard of the three parts of man?”
As we began to talk, all I could think of was the diagram of the three concentric circles in “The Mystery of Human Life”—the first chapter in the book, Basic Elements of the Christian Life, vol. 1.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have a copy of the book in my carry-on bag. So what was I going to do?
I remembered that a few weeks prior I had gone to the free e-books page on the BfA.org website and downloaded the free PDF of that booklet onto my tablet. I quickly searched through my downloads and found it.
I’m so glad I had already downloaded it to my hard drive, so I wasn’t stopped by the lack of Internet access on the plane! I just pulled up the file and showed my seatmate the diagram of the three parts of man—body, soul, and spirit—and told him about the wonderful process God passed through in order for Christ to enter into our spirit to be our life.
From our conversation, I believe those diagrams left a lasting impression on him. And although I wasn’t able to continue the contact to ensure his salvation, I believe his seeing the visual presentation will be something God can use in him at a later time.
This experience also made me realize that, as believers, we need to be equipped with all manner of tools to convey the gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth in God’s Word to people.
With such an awesome tool, I’m looking forward to my next opportunity to show a seatmate “The Mystery of Human Life.”
Have you used any of the tools from BfA.org to share with someone about Christ? What was your experience?
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