Article Display
Email  |  My Account  |  Donate
What do you do if you lack a genuine love for the lost? Ask God for a revelation of how He sees them. With a revelation of His love, when you see a drunk, a drug dealer, a gang member, or a prostitute, you won't see them as such.

Instead, you'll see a brother or sister in bondage to the forces of darkness, who are unknowingly headed down a path which is destined for the lake of fire for all eternity.

The Bible says in Matthew 5:16, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Unbelievers need to see us walking in love, doing our best to imitate Jesus. People have their guard up, because we live in a culture that takes advantage of others. Many have been hurt so often that they don't trust anyone. Not even God.

It's tough to penetrate that hardness of heart. But love, true Christ-like love, can do it. When someone realizes you're not trying to get them to change religions and join your church, or try to force your opinions of God on them, they're open to hear what you have to say.

One of the laborers in my ministry, Mark, learned about the power of love during his first attempt at witnessing. He had only been saved a few months when one evening he went to see his childhood friend, Tim, with the intent of leading him to Jesus.

These men had been best friends for 33 years, since they were four years old. Tim was the best man at his wedding and is the godfather to his youngest daughter.

They grew up in the same denominational church, so he knew that his friend already believed in Jesus. After four hours of discussion, scripture reading, and heated debate, Tim refused to pray. Mark said he could tell Tim understood the message, he simply refused to surrender his traditional beliefs.

Finally at about 1:30 in the morning, Mark gave up the argument and, in defeat, laid his head on the kitchen table. He was emotionally and mentally exhausted from the long debate and couldn't think of anything else to say.

From this defeated position, Mark looked up and said, "Tim, you are my best and closest friend that I have in the world. I just want to make sure that you'll be in heaven with me some day. That's all." At that, Tim picked up the salvation prayer that had been before him all night and prayed to receive Jesus.

What happened? Love! When Tim realized his friend wasn't trying to convince him that his beliefs were all wrong, but instead was only concerned about his eternal destination, it broke down his defensive barriers.

Copyright © CFAITH All rights reserved.

Author Biography

Nick Kinn
Web site: Nick Kinn
Since 1986, Nick has been director over Living Word's evangelistic outreach. Using the principle of precept and example, he trains believers on how to reach the lost. To date, the Evangelism Ministry has prayed with over 1,000,000 people to receive salvation. Nick is also a much-requested speaker on the subject of evangelism and has helped many churches have effective evangelistic outreaches where they had none before.

About Us

The online ministry of cfaith has been helping people discover faith, friends and freedom in the Word since 2000. Cfaith provides a unique and comprehensive collection of faith-building resources for the worldwide faith community.

At cfaith, you can strengthen your faith and deepen your understanding of the Word of God by digging into the vast collection of teaching articles, streaming audio and video messages, and daily devotionals. No other website offers such a unique and extensive collection of spiritual-growth resources aimed at helping you grow in your knowledge of the Word.




Support Us

Why support cfaith?

(All contributions are 100% tax deductible)


For every Internet search you make using
goodsearch, cfaith will receive one penny!

GS Logo 250x38

Contact Us

Business Hours:

Monday—Friday: 9 a.m.—5 p.m. CST
Saturday & Sunday: Closed


(763) 488-7800 or (800) 748-8107

Mailing Address:
9201 75th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55428


Login Form

Please ignore the “Secret Key” field; it is not needed to log in to cfaith.

Login Change Article

You need to enable user registration from User Manager/Options in the backend of Joomla before this module will activate.