Our God is a creative God. After all, He is the Creator. The Bible is filled with examples of His creativity, including the various and unique ways He revealed Himself to people throughout Biblical history. With Moses, He spoke through a burning bush. With Isaiah, He filled the temple with His glory. With Elijah, He used a still small voice.
Beginning in the first century church, God reveals Himself to unbelievers through the gospel of grace. As we study the ways that the apostles communicated the gospel throughout the New Testament, we see that they modeled God’s creativity in the way they communicated the message.
Paul the apostle was a great example of this. When Paul visited Athens, he was troubled by the idol worship. However, instead of condemning them for their idolatry, he used it as a bridge to the gospel.
Luke records, “Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, ‘Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with the inscription: To the unknown God. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you’” (Acts 17:22–23).
Paul provides a great example of incorporating creativity into our evangelism. His message did not change, but he adapted his method to meeting the people where they were. They were probably all familiar with the various gods and altars in the room. From that point of reference, Paul took his audience from creation, to the Creator, to Christ.
Implementing creativity can be a powerful tool to reach the lost. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom and insight in how to creatively reach the lost in your spheres of influence.