I have found no greater pattern for personal evangelism than the 5 steps of Jesus in John 4 when He meets the woman at the well.
LOOK for divine appointments! Jesus “had” to go through Samaria. I believe that daily God orchestrates our lives so that we cross paths with people that God has pre-arranged.
LEAVE your comfort zones! Jesus was willing to travel out of His way to keep this divine appointment. If we are going to impact people we must be willing to leave our personal comfort zones.
LOVE lost people! The Samaritan woman that Jesus met at the well had everything going against her. This woman wasn’t even accepted by her peers. If we are going to make an impact we must start each day by asking God to give us a love for lost, lonely and hurting people.
LEARN to start conversations! Jesus initiated a conversation with the woman at the well. If we are going to make an impact we must learn to do the same.
LISTEN for a common interest! The best way to connect with anyone is to find a common interest. That’s what Jesus did. He used a common interest they both had at the well…water. If we are going to make an impact we must listen for common interests we have with others.