adding a call to action

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Image copyright: orson / 123RF Stock Photo

I love having conversations that help lost people discover and understand more of what God is saying to them.

However, I am still learning, and one thing I am learning is this:

Effective spiritual conversations require a call to action.

This is because the right call to action prompts people to respond to God.

Here are three different calls to action, one of which may be right for your next spiritual conversations:

1. A call to repentance.

If the Holy Spirit is convicting someone of sin, then paraphrase what Peter said to the crowd at the Jerusalem temple: “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)

2. A call to self-examination.

If someone does not know God’s righteous character, then restate what Paul said in the meeting of the Areopagus: “In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed.” (Acts 17:30-31a)

3. A call to learn more.

If someone is searching for God, then adapt what Philip said to Nathaniel under the fig tree: “Come and see.” (John 1:46)

Your turn:

  1. How can knowing these calls to action influence your approach to spiritual conversations?
  2. What other factors contribute to the fruitfulness of your spiritual conversations?
  3. What else are you learning about spiritual conversations?

Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!

One thought on “adding a call to action

  1. Here is a recent example of a spiritual conversation with a “call to learn more” –

    Earlier today the topic of health came up in a conversation with a friend. I mentioned that the Bible has a lot to say about health, and wondered if he would like me to send him a few examples and questions he could use to discuss the passages with his friends.

    He said yes, and also agreed to give me feedback on the process. It was that simple!


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