THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN WINNING SOULS TO GOD. (JAMES 3:2, COLOSSIANS 4: 5-6).
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COL 4:5-6 – Deal wisely with those who do not belong to the church, make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always pleasing with a pinch of humour, so that you may know how to speak to everyone in the best way.
As Christians, we must know how to talk in the right in order to win souls to the kingdom of God, it is a necessary prerequisite. St Paul stated clearly to make use of every opportunity in dealing wisely with those who do not belong to the church through our conversation and not just to those who do not belong to the church, but to everyone.
Here, discernment come into play and understanding individual differences based on how messages are assimulated. When you meet an unbeliever to talk about Jesus to them, what do you say? If two people come to you preach, one preaches God as a loving father, who is merciful and wants you back despite your sins OR God who will punish us for our sins and send us to hell to burn and roast in eternal fire that never quenches, which would you accept? The former right? Yes!
No wonder James 3:2 which says ‘Infact we all make mistakes in so many ways, a person who commits no offense in speech is perfect and capable of ruling the whole self. This explains it all, if we speak well, we are capable if ruling the whole self, of ruling people, of gaining souls to the side of Christ, of telling people how to walk in christian ways and they would listen to us.
Let our conversation to everyone be pleasing, better with a pinch of humour, it makes the message even stick more, and when people who have listened to you talk, they want to come hear from you the more. Learn how to speak to everyone, reassess your thoughts before they come out as speech, be slow to speak, control the tongue because it is capable of life and death so as to know how to speak to everyone is the best possible way.