My blog posts this week will focus on sharing the Gospel. Most believers want to share the Gospel with others but don’t know how. One of the easiest methods I’ve ever found is from a book called Share Jesus Without Fear. The post today gives you the basic steps and principles used in this book. It should help you as you seek to share the Gospel with others.
Hearing. It is important to say to the other person, “Read the verse aloud.” This principle come from Romans 10:17 ” So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” God uses this hearing of His Word in a dynamic way.
Question. It is also important to ask, “What does this verse say to you?” when the person has finished reading the verse. This principles comes from Luke 10:25-26 “ And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” Stay out of God’s way and watch Him work. Your responsibility is to listen. Your only responses should be something like, “Umm,” or “Uh huh.”
- The nonbeliever will be doing the reading out loud.
- The nonbeliever will be doing the talking. Listen in a way that he or she will want to talk.
- The Holy Spirit will be doing the convincing.
- God’s Word will bring conviction.
Highlight the following verses.
Romans 3:23. You will be asking a person to take your New Testament and ask them to read this verse. The color will help locate the passage quickly and show exactly what should be read.
In the margin on this page of your Bible write with a pen, “Romans 6:23.” You will probably be setting across from the person, so you will want to write this upside down, so you can read it while the other person reads the Scripture passage.
Romans 6:23. Circle the words, sin, death, and through. Write John 3:3 in the margin
John 3:3. Draw a cross in the margin near John 3:3. Draw and X beside the cross. The X reminds you that this is the only time that you change the question you ask. This time you ask “Why did Jesus come to die?” John 14:6 in the margin
John 14:6. Write Romans 10:9-11 in the margin.
Romans 10:9-11. Write 2 Corinthians 5:15 in the margin.
2 Corinthians 5:15. Write Revelation 3:20 in the margin
Use these questions to determine where God is working.
Do you have any kind of spiritual belief?
To you, who is Jesus?
Do you think there is a heaven or hell?
If you died today, where would you go? If heaven, why would God let you in?
If what you believe was not true, would you want to know?
- If the answer to the last question is “Yes,” then open your Bible and proceed to Step Two.
- If the answer to the last question is, “No,” do nothing but thank the person for their time.
Let the Bible speak
Ask the person to read the verse aloud.
Then ask, “What does this verse say to you?”
Listen to the person.
Romans 3:23—All have sinned.
Romans 6:23—The wages of sin is death.
John 3:3—Except a man be born again. Ask, “Why did Jesus die?”
John 14:6—I am the way.
Romans 10:9-11—If you shall confess…you shall be saved.
2 Corinthians 5:15—Should no longer live for themselves.
Revelation 3:20—I stand at the door, and knock.
Now you are ready to use the closing questions in Step Three.
Close with these question.
Have you sinned?
Do you want forgiveness for your sins?
Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins, and rose again?
Are you willing to surrender your life to Christ?
Are you ready to pray to receive Christ as your Lord and Savior?
- Be silent…and pray
If they say yes then lead them in a prayer similar to this.
“Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. I have changed my purpose in life. I now turn from sin and self, and I turn to You. I believe that Jesus died in my place, and rose again, and because of that, I ask you to forgive me of my sins. I yield my life to Jesus, as my Lord and Savior. From this moment on, I will live in total confidence, in Your character and Word. It’s according to Your Word, that I believe that You have forgiven me of my sins, and have adopted me into Your family. Now as best I know how, I receive Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.”