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Witnessing

Darrell W. Robinson, People Sharing Jesus, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995), p. 109

Level of Spiritual Development

Characteristic

Witnessing Tactic

Ignorance

Uninformed

Pray, instruct, nurture

Indifference

Unconcerned

Share, Confront with the claims of Christ.

Ask the Holy Spirit to stir.

Hostility

Bitter, angry

Love, listen, share Jesus. Continue with patience.

Conviction

Heavy hearted, Miserable

Call attention to work of Holy Spirit.Guide through the steps in coming to Christ.

Conversion

Ready

Guide through the conversion experience. Instruct in how to follow Christ.

Growing

Already a Christian.

Following Christ.

Share in fellowship. Encourage to witness.

Pray together for lost acquaintances.

Spiritual Declining

Discouraged, defeated, Overcome by sin

Show patience, love, listen, encourage.

Help reinvolve the person in following Christ. Help bridge the gap