When you look to Jesus as a model for evangelism you notice that he doesn’t spend his time rebuking the outsiders to the faith. When Jesus rebukes people he rebukes the people who knew better – the insiders. How often do we turn a blind eye to sin in the lives of other Christians but are quick to rebuke a world that doesn’t know any better? The fastest way to close the door to an outsider’s heart is to start with a firm rebuke. The quickest way to open it is to engage in loving and respectful dialoge where we listen at least as much as we speak.
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