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Evangelism Tip 36

by Les Goertz on Saturday, September 28, 2013 9:00 AM
Listen more and speak less!

Our thinking in preparation for speaking prevents us from full attentive listening.  Not-yet-Christians can sense if we’re listening at less than 100%.  Hearing a person’s story is more important than delivering our message.  We are often in such a hurry to deliver the truth that we end up answering questions they haven’t even asked.

When we allow them to ask their questions our attentiveness is much more effective. In fact their questions will reveal genuine needs and concerns.

Listening is also a way of showing them respect which in turn builds trust.


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