A new thought on preparing to share our faith

RonJohnSilver

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I was listening to a sermon by Robert Dean last night ( www.deanbibleministries.org ) and he said something that I had never thought of before. He was talking about being prepared to share our faith and recommended that we plan out our conversations in the same way we plan our other activities.

So, if someone works in an office, for example, they would know who they would encounter on a daily basis and what topics were likely to come up and they could they plan how they could introduce the gospel into the conversation. I guess what struck me was that while I may hope to share my faith if the conversation goes that way, I never actually plan it out in advance.

For those of us retired or not working in the public, we think of the vendors or stores we go to, the salespeople we might meet and think, 'What comment can I make, what greeting might open the door for an extended conversation, either now or later?' A new take, for me anyway, on Peter's admonition to always be ready to give a reason for the hope that lies within us. Hope it helps.
 

Jeff K

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I was reading Daniel this morning and was pondering on the fact that Daniel "purposed in his heart". I then found myself in Acts 11:23 where there is another "purpose of heart". Acts reads, "When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord."

I think your post lines right up with Scripture. We should prepare our minds and heart to share Christ with others. Thanks for the post!
 

InsuranceGuy

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As a Sales guy, I can tell you this is the best methodology. When I go visit one of the agencies I work with, my entire meeting is planned out prior. I review things they could possibly say as well as what I will say to them. I literally practice out loud. When I am traveling and in my hotel at night, this is a common practice. Hopefully the walls aren't too thin or I would seem like a nutjob. It works though. There is nothing like being prepared and it makes you look SO much better when you can quickly ask/reply to most questions. You don't want to make it seem like you've been preparing, but that you are passionate about the subject matter. I'm sure it would work the same with fellowship or witnessing to the unsaved. I've never considered it before, but it's a great idea. I can tell you many people in Sales do not do this and it shows when they meet a client. The unsaved, I guess, would be about the same thing as our client.
 
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