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Sometimes using normal conversation with people will get us into a position where we earn the opportunity to share our faith. This type of permission-based conversation is often more comfortable for both sides as it is based more on an initial connection made through regular conversation.
I remember hearing about a dude that would wear his Christian ‘witnessing’ t-shirts hoping that it would provide an opportunity to talk to people about his faith. After all, wearing a t-shirt that tells people how much they need God is one way to get people to talk to you, right? Then one day, this dude wore his Harley Davidson t-shirt…
Later that day, another guy asked him about riding Harleys. It turned out that he also owned and rode a Harley. This conversation provided t-shirt dude a connection AND eventually an opportunity to share his faith.
Sometimes we need to stop trying so hard and just talk ‘normal’ to people. Can I get an amen?
Check out the rest of this conversation in the christian evangelism 101 series.