As noted in the overview, this is part of a series of experiences I want to share about evangelism. Please feel free to add your own.
Sometimes you can’t be sure if you are encouraging a current believer or sharing the Gospel with someone who is not a believer. Just look at the surveys: Countless people claim to be Christians but hold bizarre, non-Christian views. Are they “saved and confused?” Maybe. Others play the church game like I used to before I really believed. As noted previously, when in doubt share the Gospel.
This example is more of encouragement than Gospel-sharing. I was in a Bible study with someone who asked good, fair questions but seemed to be more of a skeptic than a believer. He may have been saved but hadn’t challenged his tough questions and doubts.
I gave him Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ” and “The Case for Faith” and he enjoyed them both. He eventually rededicated his life to Christ and has shown a simply amazing transformation. He does things in lay ministry that most would have never predicted for him.
He surprised me once when he gave his testimony and noted how much those books made a difference to him.
I never get tired of watching the Holy Spirit transform lives.