Every believer has the opportunity to meet people and share the gospel right where they are. So many people will never enter the doors of a church, are will never seek after God on their own, but will meet you in a Bible Study, hungry for the Word of the God.
When you share the Gospel with others, share your own story of how you met Christ. I have had the privilege of sharing the gospel to so many of believers and unbelievers. During that time, I have also talked to countless Christians about roadblocks and reasons why so many of them struggle to share the gospel.
As believers, we know we are called to share the gospel. We have a call on our lives to go into all the world and share the gospel. Most believers know that we need to share the gospel, but is there a practical way to actually start doing it? Yes, there is.
As Christians our responsibility is to make sure people hear the good news. You may have a desire to share the gospel but are afraid to talk about the gospel because you do not know what to say, are you think you might be a hypocrite to tell people about how your life use to be.
Are, you are sharing the Gospel, but nothing is happening; people are not committing their lives to Christ. Are you doing something wrong?
What is the gospel is? The word “gospel” means good news, or the good news about Jesus, is the best and most important news you will ever hear.
It is the most life-changing news you could ever share with someone else. The point is the good news is the gospel.
You may fear that, if you talk about your faith, the person you are talking to may have a question that you cannot answer, an argument you cannot debate, or witty comeback that you cannot shut down. You can do it! You have the gift to do it.
According to Ephesians 4:11, the Spirit gives different gifts to different members of the body of Christ. “Some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers.”
The prophet’s wise insight and the teacher’s spiritual nurture are just as important as the evangelist’s warm invitation.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14
Jesus is saying, “that before he returns, the Good News about the Kingdom (the message of salvation) will be preached throughout the world. This is the disciples’ mission, and it is ours today.
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What Does the Bible Say About Sharing the Gospel
As Christians, we are called to share the good news of salvation with others so that they may have the opportunity to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior and receive salvation.
As it is written in Matthew 28:19-20, we are to go into the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that the Lord had commanded.
God loves us more than we can imagine, and God created us to be in God’s image and fellowship with Him.
God sent Jesus to provide an example for living in a relationship with God, he dies to restore that relationship for all who believe in Him and to help us live more like God.
Through Jesus, we have an abiding relationship with God while we are on earth and are guaranteed an eternal place with God in heaven after we die.
John 3:16 explains this well. It reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Scripture also tells us that our loving God wants everyone to believe. 1 Timothy 2:4 says that God our Savior wants everyone to be saved “and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
Our testimony of how God has been good to us, how Jesus died for us, and how the Holy Spirit continues to transform us is critical to helping others learn about Jesus and believe in Him.
When others hear us describe the changes in our lives, they will be receptive to Jesus changing their lives, too.
The Bible has a lot more to say on the subject than just what is captured in Matthew 28:16-20.
The Importance of Sharing the Gospel
Do you know the importance of sharing the gospel? We all have been called to share the good news of the gospel to every man, woman, boy, and girl.
Regardless to their ethic, or background, they need to hear the gospel. Jesus is on His way back, and everyone on the face of the earth should have the opportunity to make Jesus their Lord.
And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone” (Mark 16:15 NLT).
This is how we grow in faith, and knowledge, is by sharing the gospel to others. (2 Peter 3:18 NLT).
Another way we learn more about God and the importance of sharing the gospel is by studying the Bible. In the same way, telling others what God has shared with us, and what we have learned about Jesus helps strengthens our understanding of God’s heart. It’s just like a farmer, you plant the seed, and God makes it grow.
So, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. (1 Corinthians 3:7 NLT).
Sharing the gospel is not complicated! In fact, the simpler you keep it, the more effective you will be when sharing the truths from God’s Word that will save and change people’s lives. Do you remember what pulled you out of the empty life you were living before Jesus came into your life?
You were on an endless road going nowhere when someone talked to you. Someone invited you to church; maybe it was a co-worker. Or someone handed you a gospel tract. You are a witness of God’s love. Let us never forget the time we got saved!
That is the idea behind sharing the gospel—to leave the people with whom you come into contact in a better place spiritually than before you met them.
If you are ready to share the gospel to a lost and hurting world, use these five tips for sharing your faith Sharing Your Faith:
Do not Debate
We are called to share the gospel, not debate with others. Our job is simply to give out His Word and to allow the Word to do the work. Remember, there is power in the Word (Romans 1:16). So, do not debate! Just share the truth in love.
Do not Overuse Christian Jargon
When witnessing to the unsaved, it is important not to speak “Christianese.” In other words, using a lot of words that are familiar only in Christian circles, or using too many Christian “catch phrases” is almost like speaking a foreign language to those with whom you are sharing!
The unsaved have difficulty enough understanding or discerning these things without confusing them with words like “hallelujah,” or “I’m saved and sanctified,” or “I’m redeemed.”
However, the Spirit of God can minister life to them if we will keep our message very simple and direct, do not use Christian jargon, and deliver it with compassion instead of in a “preachy” way.
Leave them Something to Read
In the church, when we go out sharing the gospel, we always leave a tract with the people that they can read later. It is always a good idea to do this. It is an important sharing the gospel tool.
Be Friendly and Smile!
Have fun sharing the Word of God with others! After all, it is not you saving the person or doing the work. God’s Word is His power, and He does the work. Your only job is to share God’s Word and pray. God will do the rest, transforming people’s hearts from darkness to light!
Proverbs 18:24 (NKJV) says, “A man who has friends must himself be friendly….
” People will not be open to you or your message if you are unfriendly toward them. So, determine to be friendly and smile, and allow the joy of Jesus to shine from your heart outward to others. Your joy will be contagious and difficult to resist!
Remember, when speaking, “keep it simple” and speak the truth in love, giving the Lord room to work His wonders in the hearts and lives of the people He came to save!
The more effective we will be at communicating the very simple truths from God’s Word that will save and change people’s lives…forever!
Paul made a powerful statement about why it is important for us to share the gospel: Therefore, be imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well- beloved children [imitate their fathers].
And walk in love, [esteeming and delighting in one another as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us, a slain offering and sacrifice to God [for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance. (Ephesians 5:1-2.
Paul was saying, just as children imitate their parents, we should imitate God. We do that by modeling our lives after Jesus, who, as the Son of God, was the incarnation of God on earth. His great love for us led him to sacrifice himself so that we might live.
Our love for others should be of the same kind- a love that goes beyond affection to self- sacrificing service. That shows me the importance of sharing the Gospel.
God want each one of us to reach one for Him. We can all lead someone to Jesus, just by telling them that, Jesus is the only way.
Every person needs to know about Jesus, regardless of a person’s identity, sin, or heritage. Let them know, that they that are saved by grace (god’s unearned, undeserved favor from God God) through faith (complete trust) in Christ and His finished Work. Do not be ashamed to share the gospel to others.
Here are some practical ways to make the most of every opportunity He gives us to shine our light for Him:
So, how do you share the Word of God with others? Any saved, born-again, ordained minister can minister salvation. Sharing the gospel is sharing a part of your life, how you received Jesus in your heart.
Here are some practical ways to share the gospel with others.
Prayer should be the first step in all that we do as children of God. Prayer gives us insight, direction, and wisdom because God already knows where we need to be, who we need to talk to, and what we need to say.
Prayer is not just a one-time thing that we do, but it should be a constant conversation between you and God. Pray before you speak with that friend or stranger, during your conversation, and after.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 says to “pray without ceasing.” The Good News message cannot transform a soul without the work of the Holy Spirit.
Be led by the Holy Spirit.
God requires us to live, led, and control according to the Holy Spirit’s power. Walking in the Spirit means we are constantly, by God’s grace and power, doing the following: The Holy Spirit is given to the Church to empower it to witness for Christ.
The Spirit testifies about Christ through us to the unsaved world. We join the Spirit’s testimony with our lives: our Without the Spirit’s work in us, we would never have become Christians in the first place.
In fact, without the Spirit’s continual work in us, we would cease believing in Christ altogether and would sink back into the mass of unbelievers in the world. Actions and our words.
Ask them do they know Jesus.
Everyone knows the name of Jesus Christ! Share the following scriptures with them. (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 1 John 2:2; Mark 10:45).
Just open your heart and explain to them, how God spoke to your heart and opened your eyes to spiritual truth. Include the basic facts of the gospel and your response of faith. (Verses 12-18)
Also, share how your life has changed, and that it will never be the same since receiving Jesus in your heart, and the forgiveness available in Christ. (Verses 19-23)
Do not trust in yourself in sharing the gospel. Trust the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth; for He shall not speak from Himself, but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak; and He will show you things to come. (Johns 16:13)
Paul said, ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, the just shall live by faith. Romans 1:16-18 (KJV)
Sharing your personal story is a powerful way to share the gospel with someone. Talk about how you became a Christian, and the impact your faith has had on your life.
Be honest and vulnerable about your struggles and how your faith has helped you through them. Your personal story is unique and authentic and can help the person you are sharing with understand the power of the gospel.
Sharing the gospel will give the person you are sharing it with a chance to make a decision. The power of the gospel can transform them.
The message of Jesus has the power to fill them with joy, save them and save others! The person you share with may go on to share with others!
I believe so many believers are afraid of going out and openly & regularly sharing the gospel with others, because they are afraid of rejection.
John 1:40-42 (NLT) Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of these men who had heard what John said and then followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother, Simon, and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means the Christ). Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus.
Just Believe in Jesus.
But without faith it is impossible to [walk with God and] please Him, for whoever comes [near] to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He rewards those who [earnestly and diligently] seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)
Meet People Where They Are.
When you meet people for the first time, and unsure of what to say, and how to say it, be yourself, and minister from your heart. Listening to what they have to say is often a great place to start. And sharing the gospel is no exception.
We encounter so many people on a daily basis who need Jesus. How do we know who to share the gospel with? Sometimes it is a start just to minister Jesus to everyone, even the one is we see every day, that know Jesus.
Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.‘” Mark 16:15
Jesus tells us to preach the gospel to all creation and to every nation. If you find yourself wondering if you should share your faith with someone, the answer is YES.
We do not need to wait on a word of the Lord to share the gospel when there is already a mandate in His Word! Who do you share with? Anyone and everyone!
Paul, when in prison, had every opportunity to preach the Good News. He used every opportunity available to share the good news of Jesus.
When we speak out for Jesus or live faithfully for Him during difficult situations, we encourage other to do the same.
Be an encourager to others by the way you live. For believers, to live is to tell people about Jesus.
Give it to God, listen for his voice, and then obey.
Bible Verses About Sharing the Gospel
It is easy to get caught up in this life, but when we realize that our time is short here but our time in Heaven is eternal, it changes the whole game. We have a task to share Jesus with others.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.”
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them.
But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.
But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a desert road.)
So, he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship, and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” [And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”
And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.
Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him. The word which He sent to the sons of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I pray and confess that the Spirit of the Lord rests upon us. As we go out to share the gospel, with the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of knowledge, and the fear of the Lord. I pray that as Your Spirit rests upon us, it will make us of quick understanding because You, Lord, have anointed and qualified us to preach the gospel to the meek, the poor, the wealthy and the afflicted. You have sent us to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the physical and spiritual captives, and to open the prisons and the eyes of those who are bound. All people shall declare that we are called minister of the Lord because of the Word which we speak in power and demonstration of the Holy Spirit.
I pray and believe that no weapon formed against us shall prosper and that every tongue that rises against us in judgment shall be shown to be in the wrong. I pray that You prosper them spiritually, mentally, physically, financially and socially and in all abundance. I confess that they hold fast and follows the pattern of wholesome and sound teaching in all faith and love which is for us in Christ Jesus, and that they guard and keep with the greatest care the precious truth which has been entrusted to them by the Holy Spirit who makes His home in them. Lord, I believe and say that You grant unto them that with freedom of utterance they will open their mouth boldly and courageously as they ought to do to proclaim the gospel to the people. In the Name of Jesus. Amen.
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