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    Hi everyone. I am a little discouraged right now. I have been witnessing to my best friend, Darrell, almost non-stop and I am not sure that he is ready to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior yet. I had him read two Gospel tracts the other day. His main problem is that he doesn't seem ready to give up his sins and repent. Please encourage me and pray for his salvation. Him and I are going to my church this Sunday and this church always has an altar call after every service. Please pray that he will either go up or privately receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

  • #2
    Remember the focus is to disciple others. You really want to walk with him and let the Lord do the work. Many a Christian do alter calls and end up being lukewarm because they have been given the torch but do not know what direction to run.

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    • #3
      Hi BibleGirl, We can prayerfully encourage you here in this section..to have faith and trust God in what is happening. But, also asking for prayer in our prayer requests section regarding this would be a good thing to do. And for tips on evangelizing others you can always go and start a thread in the Apologetics and Evangelism section.

      It is up to him to make the decision for Christ. Some just aren't ready to do that and some not by going forward to the altar.

      It is good to witness and encourage him but always trust God to do the work. And, of course, no matter what,>> keep on praying for him.

      I'm praying... In the Name of Jesus.

      wiseoldowl - forum facilitator
      "The flowers appear on the earth,
      the time of singing has come,
      and the voice of the turtledove
      is heard in our land
      ." SofS 2:12 (RSV)

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      • #4
        I know how you feel. I have a friend I email with (she lives in the next state over from me) and I have spent hours sending her Poems, Christian songs, Bible verses, Christian forwards and having a couple to-the-point conversations about God. All she'll say is "I'm gravy, I'm good."
        Every now and then she'll ask me to clarify something or to better explain one of my poems, and I know she is learning and wanting to learn. But she will not explain her beliefs on God, or tell me why she thinks she is unworthy of His love.
        So all I can do is intercede for her spiritually and pray that the devil stays out of her home, and pray that God moves in her life, and the life of her husband.

        A side note: I have found that a family member can quickly reduce all of "your work" to rubble. I had a friend in HS who would listen to what I had to say and really think about it. Then she would talk with her mom and decide that I was wrong, souls got reused, but there is no heaven, etc. At first I was really angry with her mom, wanted to call down God's wrath on her (yes I know, bad!) then I realized that she needed God, and maybe needed God more than my friend, so I still pray for both of them when they cross my mind.

        The friend that I am still in contact with, her I think her husband scares her into staying away from God. The other day she had to wait to email me until after he left. So I have been praying for him also.

        I have never found anyone, however religious and devout who did not sometimes experience withdrawal of grace, or feel a lessening of devotion. -Thomas a Kempis

        If You Need Help, Ask God. If You Don't, Thank God. -Unknown


        The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still. -A.W. Tozer

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        • #5
          Thank you everyone for your encouragement. I feel that we are very close to the rapture and I really don't want Darrell to be left behind. I love Darrell. He is the best friend that I have ever had. But he needs salvation. Please continue to encourage me as I grow weary of witnessing to him over and over.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BibleGirl02 View Post
            Hi everyone. I am a little discouraged right now. I have been witnessing to my best friend, Darrell, almost non-stop and I am not sure that he is ready to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior yet. I had him read two Gospel tracts the other day. His main problem is that he doesn't seem ready to give up his sins and repent. Please encourage me and pray for his salvation. Him and I are going to my church this Sunday and this church always has an altar call after every service. Please pray that he will either go up or privately receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
            Saying some prayers for you and your friend.

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            • #7
              Facilitator notice:

              Reminding all to read the guidelines for this section before posting in reply to the OP's post.

              http://bibleforums.org/showthread.php?t=49910

              Thanks.

              wiseoldowl facilitator C&E
              "The flowers appear on the earth,
              the time of singing has come,
              and the voice of the turtledove
              is heard in our land
              ." SofS 2:12 (RSV)

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              • #8
                It's won't be that easy

                Through my experience when I was Form 3, it was tough to talk to my friend, it was the same situation. Try not to force too much on him because he will react by not accepting the LORD Jesus Christ. You need a lot of prayer and ask the LORD to give you the suitable words and knowledge to talk to him at the right time. With your own strength may not work but it's the conviction of the Holy Spirit works in hearts of man will cause him to accept Christ.

                Originally posted by BibleGirl02 View Post
                Hi everyone. I am a little discouraged right now. I have been witnessing to my best friend, Darrell, almost non-stop and I am not sure that he is ready to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior yet. I had him read two Gospel tracts the other day. His main problem is that he doesn't seem ready to give up his sins and repent. Please encourage me and pray for his salvation. Him and I are going to my church this Sunday and this church always has an altar call after every service. Please pray that he will either go up or privately receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior.
                Shinjitsu wa itsumo hitotsu
                2 Timothy 3:16 Jehovah Jireh Matthew 6:33

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                • #9
                  Anyone will open-heartedly respond to Christian acts and words much easier than they will respond to urgings to convert or read a specific Bible verse.

                  When we interpret the Bible we can live and act in the present with God. When we merely preach the Bible we can easily get misinterpreted by someone who has negative inclinations to "hear the Word" in the first place.

                  The best Bible verse is the one that is actually lived in the world.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by BibleGirl02 View Post
                    Hi everyone. I am a little discouraged right now. I have been witnessing to my best friend, Darrell, almost non-stop and I am not sure that he is ready to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior yet. I had him read two Gospel tracts the other day. His main problem is that he doesn't seem ready to give up his sins and repent. Please encourage me and pray for his salvation. Him and I are going to my church this Sunday and this church always has an altar call after every service. Please pray that he will either go up or privately receive Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

                    I will be praying for Him. Don't get discouraged though.... if you're getting discouraged that means that you are putting it on yourself to get Him saved. Just keep doing what your doing, being a good friend and witness, and leave it up to God. Don't push anything, but be in constant prayer. It may take time, but God can work in any heart. I will be praying

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                    • #11
                      1 Cor. 3:7

                      God bless you and be encouraged as you continue to lift this person up in prayers..

                      1 Cor. 3:7 (NIV)
                      So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

                      God bless!
                      "The flowers appear on the earth,
                      the time of singing has come,
                      and the voice of the turtledove
                      is heard in our land
                      ." SofS 2:12 (RSV)

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                      • #12
                        Bible Girl,
                        I commend you for not only Being BOLD, but for feeling the weight of sin and being concerned for others souls.
                        I understand how badly you want him saved, but you are doing all you can. God does the harvesting, we do the planting.
                        Sometimes, we never see our fruit, other times we do. Praise God.
                        Just keep doing what you are doing.

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