Hooks and the Gospel posted by John Sorensen on Feb 10, 2017
Have you ever used a hook to start a Gospel conversation?
Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International. Now, I have to say that D. James Kennedy, the founder of EE, was expert at this. Whether it had sometime to do with a person’s name or a pin they were wearing with a slogan, he’d find a way to use it to transition into sharing the Gospel. He was intentional about it and I try to be as well. For example, I met a young man in Australia who was wearing a cross. So, I asked him, ”What does that cross mean to you?” He said, “Oh, my mom gave it to me.” “Well, why do you think she gave it to you? I don’t know. Well, you do know the symbolism, don’t you — it would be like wearing an electric chair around your neck. Do you think your mom meant for you to know about how people are executed or would she have wanted you to know about Jesus?“ He admitted, she’d want him to know about Jesus. With that opening, I shared the Gospel and he prayed to receive Christ. So, be on the look out for hooks. And for more tips and tools, visit ShareLife.today.