Why bother OFFEND ? Sharing THE GOSPEL IS merely one beggar showing another beggar where to get food all people are offered a free gift of eternal life. Why wouldn't you tell someone about a free gift you received? Especially If they both might receive the same gift ? Quantity of recipients is NOT limited SHARE BOTH GOOD AND BAD NEWS John 3:16 "perishing = BAD whoever & eternal life= GOOD AVOID " JARGON" that might be misunderstood, define meanings of words and concepts always use scripture in context BE WILLING to say "I DON'T KNOW but I'll find out." BE HUMBLE testify to your own need for Christ today and when you first were forgiven LISTEN TO THE OTHER PERSON(S) WHOM YOU ARE engaging GOD can use a willing instrument.. POINT TO JESUS CHRIST crucified resurrected 1 Co. 15: on the third day 1co. 15:3,4 AS THE ONLY WAY John 14:6 Acts 4:12 TO GOD by trusting and clinging to and relying on his finished work John 19:30 FORGIVENESS God is too HOLY to leave us in our sin he will transform our lives to conform to the image of his son and declare us us as , RIGHTEOUS when we forsake and repent from our sin,, then we do not enter into JUDGEMENT but are SAVED BY GRACE Eph. 2:8,9,10 This results in a 180 degree change of will and action empowered by him given to us by his LOVE & MERCY escaping HELL & WRATH- TELL THE WHOLE STORY The only risk is to tell a story in which some will find offensive or you might be considered a fool. Now count the cost. People have lost their life on this planet for less. Mostly in America we face the raised eyebrow of a skeptic, not the raised fist of persecution. CLICK ON THIS LINKTHIS IS REAL PERSECUTION We don't see this in our country today, That may change but for now in 2018 in USA it is NOT neerly as bad as this video shows for Christians in Pakistan who serve as sewage workers and all are treated as second class citizens. YET there is no excuse for us in America not to testify to the faithfulness and goodness of the LORD whom we serve Romans 1:16 1 Co. 1:23 We preach an offensive message. It is NOT necessary that we be personally offensive in our manner during that proclamation. We can seek to be KIND and LOVING in our manner. We don’t have to act like we are happy that people are going to hell. As much as is possible, we must allow our message offend, not our manner!Jesus told us how some in the world react Jn.15:18 and we should pick up our cross DAILY Luke 9:23,24 We should not expect someone who does not have a personal relationship with Christ to understand this. I CERTAINLY DIDN'T. Jesus is worth it and so is that other person no matter what the cost. WARN them about the WRATH so that HE may rescue and WELCOME them into his kingdom. OUR FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER,NEIGHBOR IS worth offending,bruised ego or worse. That is the risk when we bother to offend. If my freind the bus driver was scheduled to drive a bus with faulty brakes?Would I tell them? Do I care about the passengers to ALERT them? We aere all riding around with faulty corroded by sin.So warn the passengers-if you truly love them.