In last week’s post, we walked you through Greg Koukl’s “Columbo Tactic” and the questions it comprises. This week we continue with the topic of questions for dialogue, offering three more basic questions for productive disciple-making interactions. The questions this week are even simpler and are adapted from Matt Chittum of Contagious Disciple Making. They are versatile but, unlike Koukl’s questions, they are aimed less at philosophical discussions and more at discussions of Scripture and life.

  1. What do you think God is trying to teach you about himself?
  2. What do you think God is trying to teach you about yourself?
  3. What needs to change in light of what He is teaching you?

To employ these questions, you might ask someone to read a passage of Scripture that deals with a life situation that he has shared with you. When you follow up on his reading, ask one or all of these questions and listen for his response. You’ll be helping him to interact with the Word of God and wrestle with its implications.

Your turn now. What questions have you found helpful for promoting meaningful dialogue with others?

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