Starting the Conversation

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You don't close the deal, God does. Your job is the start the conversation.

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Starting the Conversation

  1. 1. What if today’s message was given like this?
  2. 2. There wouldn’t be much interaction at all.
  3. 3. Sometimes our lives are like this too.
  4. 4. You can be the talker or
  5. 5. You can be the listener or
  6. 6. There can be no dialogue at all.
  7. 7. What if our faith is like this too?
  8. 8. You pass up opportunities
  9. 9. Because you don’t know what to say, ! so you don’t say anything at all
  10. 10. When it comes to starting a conversation, ! what are you fearful of?
  11. 11. Did you know if you don’t open your mouth ! there’s a 100% chance of failure?
  12. 12. Let’s not overanalyze what to say.
  13. 13. Instead, turn to someone right now and discuss the question, ! “How do you start a conversation?”
  14. 14. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) ! - John 4:7-9
  15. 15. Will you give me a drink? 1. Jesus started by asking a great question
  16. 16. You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink? 2. Jesus listened…
  17. 17. Thus the saying ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” ! - John 4:37-39
  18. 18. One sows and another reaps 3. Your role: follow-up

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