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a simple question to ask

Many of us have friends who are spiritual seekers. They are friends or co-workers who want something more but haven’t considered trying Jesus. In their mind, Jesus = church = religion, and they definitely don’t want to be religious.

It could be that their prior experience with church was confusing (especially if they remember it being in Latin). Or, the only Bible they own is a leather-bound King James, complete with thee’s and thou’s.

Yet you know they are searching, and often searching in the wrong places. What can you do?

How about asking them the same question that Philip asked an Ethiopian searcher back in the first century:

“Do you understand what you are reading?”

That one question set in motion a conversation which led to Philip sharing the message of Jesus, leading to the Ethiopian’s baptism.