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Key Element for Thriving Relationship-Start A Conversation

July 6th, 2022

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Starting a Conversation.

Every relationship has to start somewhere, but where? How do we start a conversation? Perhaps through a good question.

In Acts chapter 8, one of Jesus’s followers named Philip started up a conversation that was life-changing for an Ethiopian official. He was moved by the Holy Spirit to move near him while he was sitting in his chariot reading the Bible.

Verse 30 records that Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. That is when he opened up a conversation with this question “Do you understand what you reading?

The Ethiopian official replied, “How can I unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Philip was able to tell that man the good news about Jesus.

Starting a Conversation is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk


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