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How to Start a Spiritual Conversation

by | Updated May 31st, 2015 | Posted in Ministry, Evangelism and Outreach

How do you start a spiritual conversation with those who don’t know Christ? Here’s a method that works great with co-workers, neighbors, friends, and family. It’s a tool I use to share the gospel when I’m not going door-to-door in our church’s outreach. You can use it in the checkout line, at the post office, at the gas station, or anywhere you meet people. It’s an easy to remember acronym, “FIRM.”

FIRM is from Darrell W. Robinson‘s book “People Sharing Jesus.” Use FIRM to help you remember what to say when sharing the Gospel with someone. Always pray before, during and after the conversation. You will never meet a person that God does not love. They don’t exist. You will never meet a person that God does not want saved. They don’t exist.

Even bad witnessing is better than no witnessing. God is more glorified in weaker vessels than in polished speakers or slick presentations. There is power in the Word and the Holy Spirit does the calling to Jesus by God the Father (John 6:44). Here’s how to use the acronym FIRM in the evangelization process: