As a result, we can usually cut to the chase, skipping the "is there a god?" and "which god is the real deal?" discussion that has become so critical for unbelievers aged 70 and under.
You no doubt have your own favorite ways of presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I personally have been trained in James Kennedy’s Evangelism Explosion method, and am also a great fan of Ray Comfort’s Way of the Master approach. Both are good ways of explaining the Gospel in just a few minutes. And I’m sure there are many others.
One thing a fellow volunteer and I have done on occasion, to make our points as inoffensively as possible, is to role-play the Way of the Master approach to letting the law show us our sinfulness and need for the Savior (watch some of these videos if you’re not familiar with this ministry). I’m not sure I really understood the Gospel until I tumbled across this teaching on our local Christian TV station.
Another excellent way to reach the lost is to offer to read the Bible to them. If they have no special requests, you might begin by walking them down the Romans Road (3:23, 6:23, 5:8 and 10:9-13).
If you have a laptop, or access to a computer, you might consider taking a resident through the excellent quiz at www.needgod.com.
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