An excellent and comprehensive blog post. Well done!
Our lecture tonight primarily focused on style. While the remainder of our time will be spent on what to say in spiritual conversations, tonight we wanted to focus on how to say it.
We first compared the style of the Nigerian Prince scammers with our typical presentation of the gospel. We saw that it is worth the effort to make our approach personal and non-random. This is how Paul did evangelism at Athens in Acts 17:22-31, which is a fair example for us today. When we are speaking with an unbeliever, we should pay attention for times when conversation comes close to spiritual matters and to have the courage to ask them what they believe (and listen to their answer!). It is only when we have understood where they are at that we will know what common ground we might try to build from.
Greg Koukl has an approach…
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