Reasoning with people in public places
Acts 17:17 (ASV)
17So he reasoned in the synagogue with Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with them that met him.
Through a street chapel ministry and tea-shop conversations, the work of God was bearing fruit in a Chinese city. Many came to Christ and a few became successful preachers, although these gains also came with intense persecution.
While on a train to Calcutta, a Brahmin Hindu publicly challenged Bob Stokes about the claims of Christianity. And taking the opportunity thus presented him, Bob brilliantly responded to this fellow before taking the time to witness about Jesus to an attentive audience!
An angry mob threatened to stone Jacob Chamberlain and his team to death if they would not leave their city. But Chamberlain boldly preached the Gospel and proved it to be the power of God to tame the heart. Like the Apostle Paul on Mars Hill, Chamberlain appealed to the people's own religious poetry and philosophy to show that only the One True God can cleanse their sins.
Dr. Joseph Neesima lived with a huge burden for the evangelization of Japan and committed himself to its actualization. He would constantly think, plan, write, and pray for this mission, and he used every opportunity to declare the Lordship of Jesus to men and women alike.