A good evangelist will ask for a response at every opportunity (unless for a specific reason they do not think that they should at that moment). People need to hear the truth of the Gospel, and then do something about what they hear!
In a city in India, a team went to a jail every week to share the Gospel, but they never gave an opportunity for the men to accept Christ. Later, a visiting evangelist came and spoke about the claims of Christ and told the men it was important to accept Christ. He said, “How many of you will pray with me to receive Jesus Christ as your God and your Lord?” Many of the young men listening responded to receive Jesus.
People should respond when they hear the Good News of what God has done for them in Christ. Tell the people how to respond. They must repent of their sin; they must turn to God and ask Him to forgive them. The must receive Christ’s sacrificial work and accept Him as their Lord and Savior. Asking Christ into their hearts, they should commit to follow Christ as Lord.
A POWERFUL MESSAGE
It is important to believe that God commands, empowers and blesses the preaching of His Word about Jesus (Isa 55:10,11; Rom 10:14-17; 1Thess 2:13; 2Tim 4:1-5). Believe it because Jesus says the seed of the Word will produce a crop, and people will be saved (Mark 4:26-29).
God tells you how powerful the word, or message, about Christ is: “…having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever, because all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you” (1Pet 1:23-25; see also James 1:18).
The Gospel message is the most powerful news in the world. It can change the heart of a man or woman; it can change a family, a city or a nation. As you preach and share this powerful message, you can gain a harvest of souls for God.