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Aug 1

The Importance of Good Questions in Evangelism

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Follow-Up

In his book, The Heart of Evangelism, Jerram shares about the importance of asking questions in our conversations with those who don’t know our Lord:

We need to learn to ask questions that will help us understand what is in a person’s heart and mind. That is what Jesus did with this man (expert in the law in the Good Samaritan story), and we find Him taking this approach repeatedly in His discussions with people. Francis Schaeffer used to say that if he had only one hour with someone, he would spend fifty-five minutes asking questions and five minutes trying to say something that would speak to his or her situation, once he understood a little more about what was going on in his or her heart and mind. What is needed is genuine love and concern for the person we are meeting, a readiness to ask questions because we truly desire to know the person, and prayer for the discernment of the Holy Spirit about what to say.

The Heart of Evangelism and Learning Evangelism from Jesusboth by Jerram Barrs, are available at the Resource Center.

We’re looking forward to having Jerram Barrs with us this weekend for a Saturday Seminar, “Barriers and Bridges: Loving Others to Christ,” on Saturday, from 9 AM – 12 PM. The cost is free, and you are welcome to invite anyone who might be helped by our guest.