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Gone in 60 Seconds: Divine Appointments

There you are, minding your own business and God prompts you with an opportunity to have a spiritual conversation with someone. What are you going to do? Well, you can just ignore it. Or maybe, you don’t know what to say.

When sharing with someone at the checkout counter or in line somewhere, you only have seconds to make an impression and engage someone in a Gospel conversation. How do you maximize those brief moments?

Once I was dropping off some clothes at the cleaners when the person behind the counter asked me what my FAITH ministry shirt meant. So I shared the Gospel. Often times, as in this case, people don’t make a decision for Christ but my job for that day may have been to plant a seed.

Every encounter is a divine appointment – Every time we interact with people is an opportunity to BE the presence of Christ. Your smile, your kind actions, your graciousness are all bridges to a Gospel conversation.

Don’t be shy about a verbal witness – Make it a practice to engage people everywhere and take the opportunities to say things like; God bless you or have a blessed day. You will never know what God can do with that.

One minute testimony – learn how to share your testimony in less than 60 seconds.

One minute Gospel – learn how to share the Gospel in less than a minute.

You pass by lost people all day long. Listen for the voice of God. Maybe He is telling you, “There is someone who needs me today. I’m sending you.”

Sean Keith is the Sunday School/Discipleship Strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Sean has free resources available at and Follow Sean on Twitter @revseankeith.

Gospel Conversations With Lost People

Why is it so hard to have a conversation with a lost person about the Gospel? Honestly, it’s never easy. Please know this, God wants you to tell others your story. He wants others to hear how He changed your life so that they can know how to experience that same kind of relationship with the Almighty God. Let’s take a look at some of the dynamics at work when we share the Gospel.

There is a Spiritual Battle – In the spiritual realm, there is a battle raging for the soul of mankind. Satan wants to keep as many souls as possible out of Heaven. At the same time, God continues to direct our lives into divine encounters that draw others to Himself in an eternal relationship with Him. We may not see the battle that rages for the souls of those we encounter; but know it is always there. (Ephesians 6:12)

It’s your words, but God’s message – We get hung up on saying the “right” thing, knowing the “right” words. God is already at work in your heart and mind. God is also at work in the heart and mind of the person you are sharing with. They are hearing the Gospel even if our words are not as “perfect” as we would like them to be. Attending classes and training seminars on how to share your faith is important. Don’t, however, overlook the work that the Spirit of God is doing in our lives and in the lives of those we share with.

Just Share – I have had the privilege of training lots of people in sharing their faith. On every visit, I encourage those with me to take a leap of faith and just try. When it is all over, I almost always hear these words, “thanks for giving me the opportunity to share”.

You need someone to go with you? Get someone. You need to practice? Find someone. You want to learn how to share your faith? Just do it!

Sean Keith is the Sunday School/Discipleship Strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Sean has free resources available at and Follow Sean on Twitter @revseankeith.