Monday, September 25, 2006

Tactics for Being a Good Ambassador

Gregory Koukl offers some advice on being a good ambassador in sharing the gospel: "These eight tactics will remove some of the obstacles that often get in our way, making it easier for our neighbors to focus on the message, not our methods. The irony is that when our method is skilled, it disappears from focus. But when it is lacking, it becomes the focus instead of the truth we are communicating."

Here's the outline:

1. Be ready.

2. Keep it simple.

3. Avoid religious language and spiritual affectation.

4. Focus on the truth of Christianity, not its personal benefits.

5. Give reasons.

6. Stay Calm.

7. If they want to go, let them leave.

8. But don’t let them leave empty-handed.

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