~A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.~
When the Holy Spirit gives us the right word at the right time, it is a powerful tool of evangelism!
Ed and Dennis are two co-workers whose budding friendship led to a life-changing dialogue about religion. It began one lunch hour when Dennis brought out a booklet introducing the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Ed listened carefully, then explained that he had a living relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the next week, the two men discussed various aspects of their beliefs.
One day Ed pointed out that Hebrews 1:6 says the angels worshiped Jesus as God’s Son. While initially dismissing this point about the deity of Jesus, the question began to nag Dennis: Why would angels worship another creature? It was God’s Word, spoken at the right time in the context of friendship, which led to Dennis’s questions and his ultimate conversion to faith in Jesus Christ. When we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, the Spirit can remind us of passages that will have impact in conversations with nonbelievers.
Make a commitment to memorize one Scripture passage every week.