Identifying A Successful Gospel Presentation
In a successful gospel presentation, you have clearly identified a choice and then given the other person the freedom, and grace (not shame or judgment) to choose whatever they want.
This choice does NOT have to be “accept christ or reject christ”.
Many people who are far from God have to answer many questions before they can accept the God of the Bible.
For example: How is the athiest expected to accept Jesus as their lord and savior when they don’t even believe in a God to begin with?
The majority of true athiest have multiple decisions to come to before they are ready to accept Jesus. This is why gospel presentations can span years.
Would it be hard if I told you to eat the entire box of cheerios? Not if you had a week. But what if I demanded it be stuffed down your throat in 5 minutes? That would be a very uncomfortable proposition because you cant absorb that level of change in 5 minutes.
The same is true with sharing the gospel. If you don’t get through the whole box of cheerios with over time, God will find someone else to pick up where you left off.
Look at the diagram below to see one path that many people must go through before accepting Christ.
IMAGE OF ATHIEST–> AGNOSTIC–>DEIST–>THIEST–>CHRISTIAN THIEST