"How do I reach my neighbors with
Neighbors are like
family. We don’t want to offend them unnecessarily,
because we have to live with them. We need to be rich
in good works toward all men, but especially our neighbors.
The Bible reveals that this is a legitimate means of
evangelism. Jesus said, "Let your light so shine
before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify
your Father which is in heaven" (Matthew 5:16).
It is God’s will that "with well doing you
may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men"
(1 Peter 2:15).
Sinners may disagree
with what you believe, but seeing your good works makes
them think, "I don’t believe what he believes,
but he sure does. He certainly is sincere in his faith."
A friendly wave, a gift for no reason, fresh- baked
goods, etc., can pave the way for evangelism. Offer
to mow your neighbors’ lawn or help do some painting.
Volunteer to pick up their mail and newspapers while
they’re on vacation. Compliment them on their
landscaping and ask for gardening tips. Invite them
over for a barbecue or dessert. Pray for an opportunity
to share the gospel, and be prepared for it when it