WHY IMPORTANT: The anointed and the other sheep invite people of all sorts to “take life’s water free.” (Re 22:17) This symbolic water represents all of Jehovah’s provisions for recovering obedient humans from sin and death. In order to help people who have diverse customs and religious beliefs, we need to present the “everlasting good news” in a way that appeals to them as individuals.—Re 14:6.
HOW TO DO IT:
Choose a topic and scripture that will touch the hearts of people in your territory. You might select a sample conversation or pick something that you have used with success. What topics and scriptures are well received? Is there a current news item on the minds of people? What would appeal to a man or a woman?
Include in your conversation greetings and customs that are common in your area.—2Co 6:3, 4
Be familiar with publications and videos in our Teaching Toolbox to share with someone who shows interest
Download information in the languages of the people you might meet in your territory
Adjust your topic to meet the needs of the householder. (1Co 9:19-23) For instance, what would you say if you learned that the householder recently lost someone in death?
WATCH THE VIDEO, AND THEN ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
What subject did the publisher begin to discuss with the householder?
What was happening in the householder’s life?
Which of the scripture options was best on this occasion, and why?
How do you adjust your presentation to appeal to people in your territory?