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2. When going among strangers, and from house to house particularly, it is often wise to go two by two.

It was so when the Lord Jesus sent the apostles and the seventy. One paralytic man was “borne of four” to the Saviour. Usually, in dealing with one particular person, one person should do the talking while the other tries to see that there is no interruption. Sometimes he will play with the children or answer the doorbell or telephone. The fact that he is there will give courage and moral support to the worker who is speaking and will add weight to his testimony. Perhaps in the next visit, the silent partner should take over. But to interrupt and both try to speak at the same time generally leads to a discussion and sometimes to an argument that is not helpful. One person should do the talking, as a general rule.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Great practical and tested wisdom in this piece. I especially think being prayed up before engaging in soul winning is critical. The reality is if you try to engage in the practice of soul winning with a prayer life that is vacant you will get eaten for lunch.

    The point about staying on track is also very important. A lot of folks will entertain questions well off the main point which is sharing the clear message of the gospel from the Bible. Just because we have the knowledge to talk about a variety of things from scripture doesn’t mean we should in soul winning. We should be pointing to Christ and controlling the conversation enough to stay focused. Getting off topic normally leads into waters that are unproductive and before you know it a good conversation turns into a debate, argument, or just completely falls apart.

  2. Excellent. If only all Christians would adopt Dr. Rice’s suggestions, daily. Points 1 and 6 particularly good. As D. L. Moody said, “There is no better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.”

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