Recently I was talking to a friend of mine, and he was sharing a new way in which he opens the door for a Gospel presentation. He was telling me that when some asks him, "How are you?" He replies with, "Better than I deserve." This in turn leads to the other person asking why that is the case.
Now the door is open and the Gospel can go forth. As my friend would then answer by showing that he is better than he deserves, since he deserves death and hell because of his sin, but by the death, burial and resurrection of Christ he has now experienced the forgiveness of sin.
Often times he said this has led to people asking more, and then he is into a full blown gospel presentation.
As I thought about this approach to evangelism, I couldn't help but think about how this way of witness is very much focused on making the most of every opportunity, and I think it is something I will have to do as well. Even if I don't have time to go into a in-depth witness encounter, the least I could do is give them a tract and explain how they also can be better than they deserve.
So what about you? Are you making the most of every oppurtunity to share about Christ? Each day we will encounter situations that will allow us to make known the good news of salvation. Will we step through that open door and explain why we are better than we deserve?
Written by Josh Williamson