Jump Starting Spiritual Conversations

We talk with our friends about many topics but often struggle with finding a way to introduce our spiritual beliefs.  Well here’s an idea that might help.

Find an informational web site about Christianity.  As you read the articles, think about a friend or family member who might be willing to take a look at it and introduce them to the site.  After a few days ask the natural follow up question – ‘So, what did you think?’

Just that simply, you just might find yourself in a discussion about spiritual issues, one God might use to move them toward Christ.  If you should get stuck on a question they have, reach out  for help.  I’m glad to freely give as much advice as I have.

Here are some suggested sites you might try.

Learn About Jesus – A clear presentation of what accepting Christ means.

Exploring Christianity – Articles explaining basic Christian concepts and Christian perspectives on modern issues.

TheGoal.com – News and articles on sports with Christian information and testimonies by athletes.

Runaway World – A work of cultural apologetics by Michael Green.

Tips for Effective Spiritual Conversations

  • Trust God for the outcome.  You can start that process by praying and then keep on praying.
  • Don’t think you have to know all the answers.  The phrase, “I don’t know” shows honesty and humility; traits in a Christian quite refreshing to many who don’t know the Savior.
  • Stay away from arguing or trying to prove your point.  Remember it is the Spirit that brings people to a place where they will believe and trust.
  • Focus on understanding.  If you know they have understood what you are trying to communicate, you’ve done the job God wants.

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