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On Conversations 6 th  June 2010
2 Minutes Each
Tell your friend something about yourself you’re sure  he/she would  not  know
 
How do you START a conversation with a new friend?
“ Give me a drink.”
What is the  biggest barrier  to having good conversations with people?
“ We shouldn’t be talking, yet here you are…”
If you could see God, what is the  one question  you would ask Him? Or… What’s really “bothering you” right now about God,...
“ I have questions…like how can my  deepest thirst  be quenched?”
Questions <ul><li>...“open up” the conversation and makes people  think </li></ul><ul><li>… can help reach the heart of th...
What are some helpful ways to  end  a conversation?  To make people feel that it was a good conversation?
“ I’ll give you my very Self.”
Conversations are about… <ul><li>meeting people where they are (not where we  think  they are) </li></ul><ul><li>listening...
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  1. 1. On Conversations 6 th June 2010
  2. 2. 2 Minutes Each
  3. 3. Tell your friend something about yourself you’re sure he/she would not know
  4. 5. How do you START a conversation with a new friend?
  5. 6. “ Give me a drink.”
  6. 7. What is the biggest barrier to having good conversations with people?
  7. 8. “ We shouldn’t be talking, yet here you are…”
  8. 9. If you could see God, what is the one question you would ask Him? Or… What’s really “bothering you” right now about God, Jesus, Church, World etc.?
  9. 10. “ I have questions…like how can my deepest thirst be quenched?”
  10. 11. Questions <ul><li>...“open up” the conversation and makes people think </li></ul><ul><li>… can help reach the heart of the matter </li></ul><ul><li>… nurtures humility and interest in the other person’s world </li></ul>
  11. 12. What are some helpful ways to end a conversation? To make people feel that it was a good conversation?
  12. 13. “ I’ll give you my very Self.”
  13. 14. Conversations are about… <ul><li>meeting people where they are (not where we think they are) </li></ul><ul><li>listening to their specific issues and affirming their individuality (making it ‘safe’ for them to speak out) </li></ul><ul><li>communicating the loving and humble character of God </li></ul>
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