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Evangelism Tip 83

by Les Goertz on Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:57 AM
Ask permission!

Getting approval to share about our faith allows the not-yet-Christian to retain control of the conversation.  Our tendency is to go for the gusto at times when the 'door' is barely opened. 

Permission to share releases control and puts limits on sharing.  Asking permission eases the pressure for those we are sharing with.  I remember a woman asked me to visiting her mother in the hospital.  The daughter was present during the visit.  After some brief introductions I asked, “Would it be okay when we share today if we talked about spiritual things?”  To the daughter’s surprise her mother said, “I’d like that.”  She became a Christian that day during the visit.

Asking permission is freeing.


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