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In this teaching, we hear from Pastor Mike as he talks about having crucial conversations and how to give grace and speak truth.
We can’t just know the truth. We have to take action, to share the truth. So many of us are tempted to run to our comfort zones, away from important conversations. We get scared, and avoid the conversation. Patterson says in the book Crucial Conversations:
“The mistake most of us make in our crucial conversations is we believe that we have to choose between telling the truth and keeping a friend.”Kerry Patterson, Crucial Conversations
That’s why many of us don’t share our faith. We don’t want to lose a friend. But shouldn’t we be more worried about their eternity? This is good news! You don’t have to have all the answers you just need to have grace and speak truth.
29 The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.”
30 Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?”
31 The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.
32 The passage of Scripture he had been reading was this:
“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter.
And as a lamb is silent before the shearers,
he did not open his mouth.
33 He was humiliated and received no justice.
Who can speak of his descendants?
For his life was taken from the earth.”[a]
34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, was the prophet talking about himself or someone else?” 35 So beginning with this same Scripture, Philip told him the Good News about Jesus.
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