Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote–Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Nathanael asked. “Come and see,” said Philip – John 1:45-46 (NIV)
“Come and see,” said Philip.
That was plain and simple.
He shared his personal encounter with Jesus with a friend. His friend questioned the validity of Philip’s encounter. Philip countered with: “Come and see.”
Imagine if we simply invited individuals to come and see. Think long and hard about the last time that you simply invited an individual to join you for Bible study, prayer meeting, small group discussions or anything else related to church. We evangelize through many methods and techniques, but at the core and essence of evangelism is the simple invitation for someone to just come on out and see what we are talking about as the church.
You don’t have to share a sermon or a special message. Just invite an individual to come and see.