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Evangelism Can Be as Natural as Conversation

Lifeline (A Men's Life Evangelism Newsletter), Fall, 1995

The Living Bible translates 1 Corinthians 9:22, "… whatever a person is like, I try to find common ground with him so that he will let me tell him about Christ and let Christ save him." Randy Raysbrook of the Navigators in the Jan/Feb, 1994 issue of Discipleship Journal gives some pointers in finding that "common ground." Be natural. Normal conversation is fluid and respectful, allows for humor and invites response. Be open and willing to admit your struggles and failures. Be respectful, look at people for what they are as well as what they can become. Be simple. Communication increases as simplicity does. Don't let Christian jargon get in the way. Don't forget what it was like to be a non-Christian. Look forward to hindsight. Unbelievers will understand some things only after looking back on them.