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The Fall

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Troyon Butler
Evangelism
Prof. Tremper
March 29, 2016
Evangelism #3 I unexpectedly had a conversation at the gym on Sunday that fit the criteria of this assignment, so I decided to go with it. I didn't go home on Sunday for Easter, so I just decided to go to 24 Hour Fitness to see if anybody was playing any pick up ball. When I got there, surprisingly enough, there were people in the gym playing. Needless to say, I play a couple games until everyone else is done. Being the size that I am and playing the way that I play, I caught the attention of a few people. One of the dudes that was playing on my team talks to me just making conversation about basketball. He assumed I played at a big time college or that I play professionally somewhere. I told him no, I actually play for a little bible college called Life Pacific College. He was shocked because he knew of the school, but he couldn't understand why I chose to play here out of all places. I simply told him, "me neither, but it wasn't my choice". He didn't understand what I meant by that, so I told him God placed me here. He still didn't quite understand what I meant, so I ended up telling him my whole basketball career story on how I ended up at life. I told him how certain situations happened that were far out of my control that brought me here to Life. I told him God was pretty much just playing chess with my life, moving every piece accordingly. After I told him that, him seemed to understand a little more. I could tell he wasn't religious at all, but he did seem just a little bit curious about God after I told him my story. I didn't save his soul, bless him or pray for him or anything, but I did open his eyes to something greater just by simply telling my story and glorifying God for where I am today. I found success in sharing my Gospel message because I introduced God to somebody who wasn't familiar with him prior. The most difficult apart of this assignment was actually physically typing it out, I say this because I didn't do anything except share my story with someone else. We can talk about ourselves all day which isn't hard at all, and that's all I did, just shared where God has brought me. The greatest strength of my Gospel presentation is that it's real, this is what really happened to me and this is how I really became a believer in God. I have to say there were no weak spots in my presentation because my presentation was my life, all I did was recap on what I been through. The most surprising thing about this experience tho was that he was actually interested when I brought up God. Usually it's the opposite, when God is brought conversations tend to deflate, so that was impressive for me. Overall, it was a good experience to simply glorify God while talking about myself to another person (if that makes sense).

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