Jesus made contact with the woman at the well
Find a common interest; "preludes" aren't a waste of time
Create or arouse interest
No rushing; don't go too far, too fast
Don't get diverted from the main issue
Ask about a decision The point that caught my attention was #5. "Notice that he didn't condemn the woman, even though her sins were great in verse 17 and 18". And this isn't just some spiffy idea from the latest televangelist; this is the pattern that Jesus Himself set out. He wasn't waving picket signs in people's faces; why should we think we ought to?