Sharing the gospel
by Chris Forder
We were encouraged on Sunday night to find joy in sharing the Gospel. However the truth is, while it is a joy to see people come to faith in Jesus, we all find it hard. So here are some tools to talking with others about Jesus.
Firstly, PRAY to God for the opportunity, for courage, and for this person’s heart to be soft to the Gospel.
What 3 words best describe you?
On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you?
What drives you to get up each morning?
What do you believe happens after we die?
What do you think of when you hear the word Christian?
What’s your spiritual background?
On a scale of 1-10, how sure are you that you’re going to Heaven?
How does God determine who gets into Heaven?
SPEAK IN LANGUAGE THEY WILL UNDERSTAND
Trying to explain Christianity to a non-Christian is hard at the best of times. So speak to them using examples they will understand. An example is, if God created the world then he has the right to do with it what he wants. This is just like if you bake a cake you can do with it what you want, give it to friend, eat it yourself or throw it away because it is your cake. There are many illustrations and examples that help explain what we believe and why.
The are four Truths which make up the Gospel of Christ:
- God loves us and has a wonderful plan for our lives.
- Man is sinful, so we are separated from God.
- God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for us and pay the penalty for our sins.
- If we receive Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord, and surrender our hearts to Him, we have eternal life. We can be 100% sure we are going to Heaven.
Before your first conversations, choose four meals, bus rides, phone calls, or drives home from practice, when you will share one Truth each time. Ask God to help you keep your commitment – no matter what. Allow the conversation to flow after even step one. But if it doesn’t, you’ve taken the faith step. Keep going onto the next one! Keep trusting God!
INVITE INVITE INVITE
Invite your friend or family to church or youth group. However, maybe your friend isn’t too keen on attending church or youth group, but what about a concert or out for ice cream? Why not gather some Christian friends to watch a sports game with you both? Just hanging out with Christians can provide the right atmosphere and opportunities to witness and share the Gospel.
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