This unrehearsed role-playing video is of the mother who we introduced last week who was leading a risky lifestyle, and was concerned she might have a disabled child. The groundwork for why she could trust God was laid in the first encounter with the counselor. In this video, the counselor uses Ray Comfort’s framework in sharing the Gospel.

What the Counselor Did Right

  • Explains briefly how counselor herself found God. Personal testimony always good!
  • Right away cites some scripture
  • Sets hope for her to find God from beginning of discussion
  • Gets mom’s name right away
  • Is careful to state help is NOT contingent in any way on mom’s response to God
  • Heaven or hell question to further discern beliefs
  • Asks a lot questions
  • Reframed what mom says about good vs. bad and likelihood of heaven
  • Goes to the law (God’s law) and demonstrates she is NOT as good as she thought (thus introducing sin and how hopeless we are to escape sin on our own
  • Focused on law regarding murder and talked that through to plant the seed of the innocence of the unborn, human baby
  • Restates how many commandments mom has broken and labels them sin and shows how they compound and turn into a life of sin and rebellion from God
  • Mentions penalty for sin and explains fully why that is necessary
  • Uses concept of justice to bring in how we are made in God’s image
  • Courthouse analogy is powerful and most people can relate to it.
  • Helping mom conclude what justice IS
  • Explains what Jesus did and why, how He proves He is God and powerful enough to to overcome death
  • Also evidence to help guide her to belief Jesus rose from the dead (witness of disciples and martyr’s death is powerful.)
  • Read great Gospel decision verse (Romans 10:9) but spent a lot of time discussing meaning of Jesus as Lord
  • Offers invitation
  • Offers follow up
  • Offers ultrasound

What Counselor Could Improve Upon

  • Might have been effective to ask if murdering her innocent child would be justice since she seemed to agree with the justice discussion.
  • BIG omission: did not really EVER mention concept of repentance. That is critical and should be a part of any complete Gospel discussion
  • Said: “fully human, but fully man …” when describing Jesus. OOPS. Meant “fully human, fully GOD.” (This happens. Sometimes, we mess up words, but hopefully the Holy Spirit covers us and brings understanding anyway!)


Vicky Kaseorg

Vicky Kaseorg

Vicky Kaseorg is a sidewalk counselor and Volunteer Coordinator with Cities4Life. An author of over 25 books, she is ardently pro-life and deeply desires to share the hope and truth of the Lord Jesus Christ through her work, writing, and life. Read her personal blog at vickykaseorg.blogspot.com.

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