If you are a college student talking with classmates about Jesus Christ, you encounter all kinds of problems.
Some just don’t seem open to spiritual things. As you step toward the subject, they step away. Sometimes you bring up spiritual things, and they say, “Wait a minute. That book you call the Bible is such an ancient book and so full of contradictions.” Other times you may talk to your peers about the Lord, and it becomes obvious they are trying to make a fool out of you. So, you try to prove your tongue is sharper and your mind is faster. Just as they asked questions you could not answer, you try to ask them questions they cannot answer. Soon you realize you have not had a conversation about Jesus Christ. You have had an argument that may even require an apology. Discouraged, you throw your hands up and say, “How do I reach other students on this campus for Christ?!”
In the book of Colossians, God used Paul to give us some tremendous guidance as he tells believers how to relate to people on the street. In Colossians 4:2-6, God gives what could be called three essentials for evangelism in college.