How much do you have to know to share the good news of Jesus Christ?
The answer is not a whole lot.
The important thing is not knowing a lot, but knowing where to go.
Think of a gospel-conversation like walking with friends along a path and making a few stops along the way. Your job is simply to walk with them in conversation and lead them to the right stops. Then at each stop give them an opportunity to respond.
What are the key stops on the path?
Stop #1 God’s Law.
Stop #2 God’s Judgement.
Stop #3 God’s Grace.
Stop # 4 God’s Offer.
What might this look like?
Watch this video:
Did you notice how the conversation was build around six key questions?
- Do you think you are a good person?
- Have you every broken one the Ten Commandments?
- If God judges you by the Ten Commandments on the Day of Judgement do you think you’d be guilty or innocent?
- Do you think you’d go to Heaven or Hell?
- Do you know what God did for sinners so that you don’t have to go to Hell?
- Are you willing to receive God’s gift, repent and to trust Jesus?
Did you notice how the questions lead the person to consider God’s law, God’s judgment, God’s grace and God’s offer?
The conversation took a few turns but ultimately it kept coming back to the four key stops. And that is all you have to do when sharing Gospel with others–take them to the stops.
I didn’t originate this method, and I definitely don’t think it is the only way to share Jesus with others. But it is one way. And it is a way that is easy and clearly points to our need for Jesus.
So try it out and then tell me how it goes.
And if you have a favorite method of Gospel-sharing put in the comments. And let others know.