Christmas Edition: Reaching Relatives over the Holidays

David Souther (EvanTell President) and Larry Moyer (EvanTell Founder and CEO) talk about reaching your relatives during the holidays.

In this 24-minute episode, David and Larry discuss:

  • The challenge of sharing Christ with family members during the holidays.
  • Three things not to do when sharing Christ with family:
    1. Don’t let Satan intimidate you with your past.
    2. Don’t take God’s responsibilities on your shoulders.
    3. Don’t receive God’s forgiveness without extending yours.
  • Tips for new believers who will be seeing family for the first time since becoming a Christian.
  • Three things to do when sharing the gospel with family:
    1. Start with talking to God before talking to them.
    2. Learn a clear method of sharing your faith.
    3. Look for bridges to talk and interact with them.
  • Navigating tricky timing situations during holiday gatherings.
  • Looking for opportunities to get together with family members after an event is over.
  • Suggestions for changing the conversation to spiritual things without awkward conversational transitions.
  • Dealing with unresolved tension.
  • What to do when family members have made it clear they don’t want to discuss religion.
  • How it often easier to listen to the gospel from someone outside of the family.

Additional Resources:

Shareable Quotes

“God’s not asking anyone to bring their relatives to Christ. God simply asks you to bring Christ to your relatives. Only God can bring them to Christ, so you can’t take God’s responsibility on your shoulders.” Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast
“Don’t receive God’s forgiveness without extending yours.” Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast
“Compliments can really avoid awkward situations because it tells me that you appreciate me as a person.” Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast
“Remember in evangelism, you always want to be directed, not the director. You got to let God direct you, not vice versa.” Larry Moyer | The EvanTell Podcast
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<p>In this 24-minute episode, David and Larry discuss:</p>

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	<li>The challenge of sharing Christ with family members during the holidays.</li>
	<li>Three things not to do when sharing Christ with family:
	<ol>
		<li>Don’t let Satan intimidate you with your past.</li>
		<li>Don’t take God’s responsibilities on your shoulders.</li>
		<li>Don’t receive God’s forgiveness without extending yours.</li>
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	<li>Tips for new believers who will be seeing family for the first time since becoming a Christian.</li>
	<li>Three things to do when sharing the gospel with family:
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		<li>Start with talking to God before talking to them.</li>
		<li>Learn a clear method of sharing your faith.</li>
		<li>Look for bridges to talk and interact with them.</li>
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	<li>Navigating tricky timing situations during holiday gatherings.</li>
	<li>Looking for opportunities to get together with family members after an event is over.</li>
	<li>Suggestions for changing the conversation to spiritual things without awkward conversational transitions.</li>
	<li>Dealing with unresolved tension.</li>
	<li>What to do when family members have made it clear they don’t want to discuss religion.</li>
	<li>How it often easier to listen to the gospel from someone outside of the family.</li>
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