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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Share a Bible verse with someone that God is in control.

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Remember Persecuted Christians who are Imprisoned.

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This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Eat Lunch with Someone.

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How do I initiate Spiritual Conversations?  Do you ever feel awkward as to how to talk to someone about spiritual matters and you don’t know what to say?  Is there someone you want to talk to about spiritual matter but don’t know how to start?  Or you are starting to disciple someone but you realize the discipleship can be more personal so it is more than just a one-on-one book reading club.  I think by nature I am an introvert.  I write this with them in mind.  I’m also a preacher and I realize the danger that what can begin as a spiritual conversation suddenly transform into a one-way sermon with an audience of one.  I found that what helps me in both those situations is the importance of initiating a spiritual conversation by asking the other person questions and then listening.

The following are questions that I found helpful to asks to initiate spiritual conversations.  I must add that there are no magic bullets here.  One must not forget the importance of Christian love that drives one’s spiritual conversation.  If you ask these questions merely to go through them, well, you won’t get far.  But asking question with Christian love does make an impact.  Don’t forget the words of Jesus on the duty of Christian love: “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).

Here are the questions:

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Dont quit Church on Sundays

One of practical wisdom during a class in Pastoral Ministries when I was in seminary was a professor’s exhortation to future Pastors not to quit the ministry on Mondays.

I think this general principle is helpful not only for Pastors but the rest of the members of the church as well.

I imagine there are those who are reading this who can be quite discouraged and beaten up with serving the Lord in the church.  You might even have the case of Sunday blues after the service/fellowship is over.  You might have all kinds of heartaches and legitimate grievances.

May I encourage you to never quit church or the particular local church you are in on Sundays.  Sometimes a few days later as you think about things with more calmer emotions, you might realized that’s not the decision you should take.

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