Dave M. has a wonderful (free) question that he sometimes uses to break the ice when witnessing. If someone says to him “look I don’t know about this God stuff. I think that I’ll just live my life and have some fun. I’ll get right with God at the end before I die and go to heaven.”
Dave can ask them two questions to get them thinking about God right now. (You can use these questions with or without the Living Waters “Million Dollar/Pound Note” tract)
A long time ago Dave M shared this concept of how to explain the gospel simply. Since then it has been tweaked and reformed often to suit the target audience.
Here is the classic “3x Circles Gospel Presentation” but with a more complete explanation than usual.
You can get what you need and ditch the rest.
For example instead of a full explanation of what baptism is you could just say that “you need to get washed clean” or similar.
Communist dictator Joseph Stalin is credited with the quote, "The death of one is a tragedy. The death of a million is just a statistic."
While many people may be shocked at both the quote and the person who said it, there is indeed some truth about this saying which teaches us something about the way we perceive lostness. In most countries today, over 90 percent of the population do not have a living relationship with Jesus. Millions upon millions of people are on a collision course with eternity and will perish--yet to most of us, this is merely a statistic!
This is particularly good if you are forced to work with a group and not an individual. A real challenge sometimes. It seems especially good with pre-teenage and teenage boys or young men.
(Please go with prayer coverage and be sensible about your safety. It is always better two by two.)
Here’s how it works:
Introduce yourself and ask them if they want to play a simple game. The game gets harder as it goes on but so do the rewards.
I have just made a new friend, Steve, and he has used a neat way to meet people and share the gospel with them. He has made a little sign up saying “Free cup of coffee if you tell me your story!” It is just a little A frame laminated bit of card. Steve would choose a Gloria Jean’s Coffee Cafe or anything similar in a crowded shopping area and sit down at a table in full view. He would then put out his little sign on the table and have a cup of coffee.