HOW DO YOU SHARE THE GOSPEL?
A question that people have all of the time is, how do you share the Gospel? Because lets be honest, it can be super intimidating and awkward and what if you say the wrong thing or they ask questions that you don’t know the answer to and then you look dumb and you don’t want to look dumb and the list goes on.
In reality, it can be a lot easier. So we broke it down into 4 things to remember as you share the Gospel with others.
Number 1, understand that your own life speaks volumes. Your testimony is huge. Your relationship with God needs to be real and active, because people not only listen to the words you speak, but they also look at your life. So, what fruit are you producing? How has Jesus changed your life? Talk about that. People love stories.
Number 2, realize that we earn the right to be heard only by truly listening to others. And caring about what they have to say. Jesus was a FRIEND of sinners. That’s our example. To be a friend, to listen to people, see where they are, and be willing to walk with them where they need to go. It’s all about relationships.
Third, keep it simple. Don’t over complicate the Gospel, it’s a simple message. Jesus died for our sins. He was crucified. He rose again. We simply need to turn away from the things that are wrong in our lives, which we call sin, accept Jesus’ death on the cross that gives us a clean slate, and ask Him to be Lord aka guide aka teacher of our lives. Don’t complicate it. So many times we throw in religious terms that a lot of people don’t understand. We end up confusing them and creating barriers that cause people to shut down. Explain the Gospel in a way that people understand.
And finally, the fourth thing, talk about the love of God. John 3:16 says, “for God SO LOVED the world that he GAVE his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It starts with love, and that’s where we need to start too. Level the playing field; we were all sinners. God provided a way out through the sacrifice of Jesus. The Gospel is the message that God is good, He forgives, He has a plan for everyone, and He offers the promise of eternal life for anyone who believes in Him and allows Him to guide them.
That’s it! So to recap:
Understand that your life and testimony speak volumes. Be a friend. Keep it simple. Talk about the love of God.
Have the best week.