The Bible says that we are to make the most of every opportunity because the days are evil ( Ephesians. 5:15), that’s why I don’t let anyone get away when I ask the million-dollar question, which is: “If you were to die today, would you go to Heaven or Hell?” I use the acrostic P.E.E.P. to help me remember what to do…
P.–Preach! I try give the full Gospel to an unbeliever, talking about the 10 Commandments, Judgment Day, Hell, and Salvation through Jesus.
E.– Exort! If someone says they are a Christian I ask them what they mean by that . If they say, “I’ve asked Jesus in my heart.” I ask them what that means. I want to hear that they have repented and trusted (or believed) that Jesus died for their sins. If they say that they’ve done that, then I exhort them to know what they believe and get back in church. (A lot of “Christians” these days don’t go to church). I use this analogy: Not going to church is like being married and not living in the same house with your spouse.
E.–Encourage! Someone may have all the right answers and really know why they are saved. I then ask them what church they go to. Then I ask for the name of their Pastor. You’d be surprised how many people don’t know their Pastor’s name. I encourage them to get more involved and be authentic about their faith.
P.–Pray! If I sense that a person is a true believer, I ask how I might pray for them—and I lay hands on them right then and there.
If you use this acrostic while sharing your faith, you’ll be amazed at how much ministry you can do outside of church walls.