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Wednesday; January 16

One of the premier examples of evangelism in the New Testament comes from an early disciple named Philip.After a successful campaign in Samaria Philip was dispatched by an angel to meet up with a man from Ethiopia.When Philip caught up with him the interaction began this way, “Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’” (Acts 8:30).Isn’t it interesting that Philip begins – not by telling the man what he needed to know – but by asking the man what he wanted to know.He opened the conversation with a question – not a statement of his own faith. In his book The Trust Edge, David Horsager quotes Patricia Fripp’s philosophy, “The key to connection is conversation.The key to conversation is questions.Therefore, learn to ask great questions.”.Personally, if someone is hoping to convince me of something the best way to engage me is to develop a rapport with me.I am not impressed with “30 second elevator speeches” nor do I relate …