How to share your faith part 1
Making disciples requires us to connect with people, share the good news about Jesus, answer any questions and bring them to a point of connecting with God through Jesus.
Read Romans 6:23
The Gospel is very simple. Essentially you need to share four things
i. God loves you ii. We have messed up – doing, saying and thinking wrong stuff iii. Jesus came and died for you iv. You need to turn to Jesus and follow Him.
We love using the 3 circles to explain! Check out this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYU-a2wIbxc to see it inaction.
Grab a sheet of paper and draw the first circle with a crack in it – that represents brokenness – the brokenness of the world and our own personal brokenness.
Draw a second circle with a heart in it representing God’s perfect plan and how He loves us. Explain how good the world should be. Draw a line from the left hand circle to right hand one.
The reason why there is such brokenness is that we have all run from God, preferring sin – doing, saying and thinking things that are wrong. Then draw some lines coming out and bouncing back – we keep trying to escape our brokenness, but it is like a bungee cord and we bounce back. Tomorrow we look at the answer!
Recommended extra reading
Tactics (Greg Koukl)
Tired of finding yourself flat-footed and intimidated in conversations? Want to increase your confidence and skill in discussions with family, friends, and coworkers? Gregory Koukl offers practical strategies to help you stay in the driver's seat as you maneuver comfortably and graciously in any conversation about your Christian convictions.