Thursday, February 09, 2012

Nice Quick Way to Share the Gospel

Ever find yourself stuck with what to say when given an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ? Maybe this can help. Taken from Bill Hybels's "Witnessing without Fear," with emphases mine.
"Let me share with you how you can know God personally. God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. But, everyone is separated from God because He is holy and people cannot measure up to His standard of holiness. Rom. 3:23 says, "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God." Jesus Christ came into the world to bridge the gap between man and God, to die on the cross of Calvary 2,000 years ago and pay for the penalty of the sins of the world for those who believe in Him. Romans 6:23 says, "the wages of sin is death, but, the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Alternative religious views have saviors who remain in the grave. No other system offers everlasting life as a gift to those who follow their leaders. None of those leaders has overcome death. No other system offers assurance of forgiveness, eternal life, and adoption into the family of God. Jesus Christ offers you salvation because He died for your sins and rose from the dead. You can call on God and trust in His Son for salvation in the same way a drowning person calls for help and relies on the rescue of a lifeguard. Jesus has promised the gift of salvation -- forgiveness of sins and eternal life -- to all who believe in Him. Romans 10:9 says: "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved".(NIV) © Bill Bright, "Witnessing Without Fear"

It begins with God. It states man's imperfect state. It reveals that man needs help from above. It shares the person of Jesus who came, who died, and who rose from the dead. Whoever believes in Jesus will live eternal life.

Again, remember that this is only an introduction. There are a lot of things to say about it, and lots more to add to it. Nevertheless, always have a personal testimony to go along with it.


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