So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

FRONT PAGE - here you will find the last 20 postings about recent conversations. Please pray for these people!
10/14/10     Oscar,     about 25
Tonight I went out to witness with Monica and Kat, two faithful sisters from church, along with Kat's young son Silas. We met a jogger at the park (Oscar) and I asked if he would answer some questions, which he graciously did. Oscar told us he had no religious background, no ideas about eternity, and wasn't sure either way about God's existence, not did he seem to care. Yet he stayed while I talked, so I struggled with trying to decide how far to take my line of questions with his noncommittal answers. Of course people need to hear God's truth, but at some point we can "wear out our welcome" to the point that our listener stops hearing what we are saying and is only trying to figure out how to get out of the conversation. Oscar did agree that it is easy to get caught up in our day to day concerns and that eternity is something worth thinking about. I gave him a gospel tract and a New Testament. I hope I gave him enough truth for today.


paulzickus said...

You have been having some very interesting encounters with the neighborhood people ... and with a variety of prayer partners. It is very enjoyable to read of your endeavors and of some of the people you meet. You are definitely planting a lot of seeds.

Kat said...

It was hard to believe Oscar had no religious background, but harder for me to think about since I probably have an entirely religious background. Then God reminded of an old co-worker who also had never heard of what all church was about and asked questions... Tonight was a great reminder that there are indeed people who have never been to church, maybe never been invited (that was the devo my mom sent to "prep" for the night), and most importantly, people who've never heard the gospel, the good news. Thanks Jeff for bring us tagalongs!