Fellowship with fellow workers and the sincere reception of your Bible students. Brother Duane Shelton of Anaheim after a personal study with a mother and daughter living in the house just over his left shoulder (to the left and behind the RV).
The 2nd study went well with both mother and daughter who say they appreciate and enjoy the study. Our next study is scheduled for June 2nd. Please pray for open hearts understanding and conviction and clear teaching.
These two ladies were contacted through a three hour door knocking effort. They were not interested at first, saying they were already Christians, but after a spiritual question and study of three or four passages that answered the question they decided to make time to study further with us!
People’s first inferred “no” does not have to be the last word. It may not be that they are disinterested in what you are offering them in Christ, just what they think you are offering. Ask them questions for clarity like, “That is interesting why do you say that?” Then move forward with your invitation with what they’ve said in mind. Help people realize that your speaking to them for their souls sake and not in any way for your own gain. Be frank and inform them that you don’t mean to push or pressure them in any way but only to help them on their journey toward/with God if they are willing. Ask a spiritual question like, “Do you think most people will go to heaven?” as quickly as possible in your conversation. Then lead them to a verse in the Bible that answers the question. Ask them to read it, and how it answers the question. Discuss it and invite to further study together. Perhaps wait for a stated “no” rather than inferred ones.
Do what you can, in the way you can, ever looking to do better.
Maybe the above suggestions from my approach can serve to help you. “Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity. Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.” Col. 4:5,6