Tuesday, October 3, 2017

How To Start a Religious Conversation

How To Start a Religious Conversation by Keith Cook

"Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord" 2 Timothy 1:8

Evangelist Larry Moyer uses the Plow and Pursue Method. He plows in to a conversation with someone and pursues any open doors he finds. He does not rely on a script or memorized formulas.

While we believe Larry has a valid approach we also see the benefits of having a track to run on in witnessing. I believe that if we aim at nothing we will usually hit it! Nothing solid happens without prayer, thought, and preparation. Trusting God means more than sloppy evangelism and hit or miss techniques.

We have tried to come up with the simplest, most friendly, and memorable way to have a sincere non-pushy conversation with someone and still share the message of Christ at the same time. We have come up with the following acrostic to help you remember our simple way to share Christ. It is built around our ministry name "On The Go".

O - The "O" stands for the Ordinary. Talk with people about ordinary things. Their name, family, job, occupation, children, sports, etc... If you plough in like this you may find a path that comes quite natural to pursue and leads to an opportunity to share the Gospel. I call this "Holy Hovering". When you are waiting on God to open a door to share the right story or illustration.

T - The "T" stands for sharing your testimony. Sharing your story is important for people who may not believe the Bible or trust religion! They can see and hear you. Your heartfelt testimony can soften their hearts.

G - The "G" stands for sharing the Gospel and calling for a decision for Christ. Just talking about their life and sharing your testimony will not get them into Heaven. Share the Gospel - their good news!

Daily Prayer Focus: Pray for an opportunity to start a religious conversation today. See what God can do through you.

On The Go Prayer Focus: On The Go Ministry Supporters. It takes teamwork to make the dream work! Our ministry supporters have made commitments to play a vital part of our team through praying, sharing, caring, going, and growing.

Thank you for taking the time to pray for this important division of On The Go Ministries. For more information on any our ministries here at On The Go, you may send your questions to info@onthego.org.

On The Go Daily Devotional for October 3, 2017
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