As we gather around the dinner table this Christmas, how might we share the gospel with family who don’t understand the meaning of Jesus’s birth?
It’s Christmas week. Christmas-celebration prep is in full tilt. And today we have an urgent planning question from a woman named Loni. “Dear Pastor John, my question came to mind as I was sitting with my husband’s family last Christmas at the dinner table. It’s a time for the family to gather, but many family members don’t understand Christmas. How do I evangelize at Christmas dinner with my unbelieving family? Is it the wrong time and place to try to proselytize people whom I only see a few times a year? Where’s the line of not ‘shoving the Bible down their throat,’ but sharing my love for Jesus with people who could be going to hell when it’s socially unacceptable to bring up something potentially controversial at a special time like Christmas dinner? And if you were to take this opportunity, what points would you stress?”