These were more fair-minded . . . in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11)
Not everyone responds to the gospel with equal enthusiasm. I think it wise to first find the fair-minded and present to them the ways of the Lord. I know and understand that every person ought to be reached with the good news of salvation. Nevertheless, why not reach out to the ready-minded first? It is wonderful when the scoundrel, the harlot, and wicked repent. These make for impressive testimonies. But if we reach the seekers first, there will be a greater opportunity to reach the rebels.
I think the Church has been wise in our day by being “seeker sensitive”. We need to be prepared in our churches for those who desire “to find out whether these things [are] so.” It may not be as glamorous to win the fair-minded as it is the hell-bent sinner, but it may be the wiser thing to do. This we may want to do, not because it is the easy road, but because it is the wise road.