3 Questions to Engage Others in Their Beliefs

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Mary-Jo Sharp, founder of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry gives us three common questions to help believers uncover what people really believe so that they can engage in productive conversation.

Read Proverbs 10:11,12:18–19, and16:24. Do your words demonstrate grace and God's love to unbelievers? How do you think you come across to others?
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Mary Jo shared the three common questions she uses to get people to talk about what they really believe:   
  1. What do you mean by that?
  2. What's your source of information?
  3. And why do you believe that?

How can you start implementing these questions in your every day conversations with people?
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Notice that the answers to Mary Jo's questions will require discernment, an open heart and good listening skills. What can you do to become a better listener to those who believe differently? How do you think listening will help you become more engaging?
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Mary Jo encouraged us not to assume we understand what people are saying but to give people the chance to discuss their faith. What else can you do or say to encourage nonbelievers to talk about their beliefs freely?  

A person's words can be a source of wisdom, deep as the ocean, fresh as a flowing stream. 
~ Proverbs 18:4

If you would like to read more about apologetics, you can find Defending the Faith here