Cultivating Christ-Centered Conversations
Sometimes it's hard to know what to say. Make it easier to talk to your friends about Jesus with a few simple questions. Then, make it a point to pray about the conversations you have and the people you are sharing with.
Questions for Deepening a Conversation
- What's something that's touched you recently that you might credit to God?
- What's causing stress in your life these days?
- What relationships in your life are under strain?
- What's brought you pain recently?
Questions for Focusing a Christ-Centered Conversation
- What do you think the purpose of life is?
- Do you have any spiritual beliefs?
- Did you grow up in church or any kind of religious heritage?
- What do you think about the Bible?
- What do you know about Jesus?
- What do you believe about Jesus?
- What's led you to think that way?
- Would you be open to reconsidering if you were to read something in the Bible that addresses what you currently think/believe?
7 Days of Prayer for Those You Converse With
Titus 3:5 . . . he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
Father, just as You saved me because of Your mercy, I pray that you would save ______. Forgive me for any sense of self-righteousness and may Your mercy be seen through me.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.
Father, since Christ died for sins once for all, I ask that this be fully realized in the life of ______.
1 John 2:2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
Father, please use me and others to help bring ______ to the knowledge of and faith in the great sacrifice Christ made on their behalf.
Acts 2:21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved..
Father, how gracious You are to invite us to call on the name of Jesus for our salvation. Please use me in Your work of enabling ______ to call on the name of your Son for salvation..
2 Corinthians 4:4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Father, I pray for Your mercy on _____, and that they would no longer be blinded by the god of this age. Please use me to help them see, as You used others to help me see the light of the gospel.
Colossians 4:3-6 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ . . . . Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Father, I pray You will open a door for me to share the gospel with someone and to proclaim it in a spirit of love, with clarity and fearlessness. Fill me with grace today for every conversation, and equip me by the powerful work of Your Spirit.
1 Timothy 2:3-6 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and people, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.
Father, I long to grow more and more into wanting what You want, which is for all to be saved. Consume me with a passion to see every person I know come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.