Ray Comfort on How to Start an Evangelistic Conversation

Fear is undoubtedly the greatest hurdle to overcome before we can share our faith. At times we are afraid to even mention the things of God because we fear rejection, or not being able to answer a difficult question, or sounding like a religious nut, etc. But there is a way to bring up the subject of God without mentioning the “uncomfortable” issues of sin, Judgment Day, Hell, etc.

Let’s start from the beginning. You see a stranger sitting on a park bench. You feel the stirrings of your conscience telling you that if you cared about this man’s eternal destiny, you should witness to him. A cold fear grips you at the thought of approaching a complete stranger. So, try this approach. Break the ice by saying a warm, “Good morning!” Then watch for his reaction. More than likely he will be a little surprised by the kindness of your voice, and reply, “Good morning.” The ice is melted. Now you can test the waters.

You have a gospel tract in your pocket, so hand it to him along with a friendly, “Did you get one of these?” He takes it because you have stirred his curiosity, and you quickly follow it with, “It’s a gospel tract. What do you think happens after someone dies?”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Ray Comfort