Like the early church we still have have the momentum of the Holy Spirit in us to keep flying the flag of Christ high by continuing in their prompt willingness to share the Gospel.
Irrespective of the age we find ourselves in, ie in terms of the technologies available today we can still keep up and share the Gospel with those around us beginning with family and friends. What great joy and privilege to share the greatest gift of love with people around us, on a personal one on one basis. Here are some five (5) simple steps to follow.
1. ASK PERMISSION
It could be on a bus, train, mall or even on a picnic, and you can start a simple conversation with a smiling ‘Hello’ , be polite and ask , ” Can I share a GoodNews with you? Just five minutes of your time please” or ,” can I share with the secret to everlasting joy in life? If they are open, then go ahead and share the Love with them.
2. USE SIMPLE LANGUAGE
In sharing the Love of the GoodNews, we must be careful to avoid the language used by theologians. It will be a complete turn off to use a religious language. Think through what you will say, though it is important that you are given utterance byou the Holy Spirit. Always be prepared along with supporting Bible verses.
3. THE MESSAGE: GOD’S PLAN- LIFE AND PEACE FOR US
Make sure you tell the person God loves him or her and God wants them to experience the peace and life He offers. The Bible says, ” For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Jown 3:16
4. SOURCE OF LIFE AND PEACE: THE CROSS
Tell the beloved that, the plan of everlasting life and Peace starts from the Cross of Christ. Ephesians 2:8 says, “For by Grace you are saved through faith, and that not yourselves; it is the gift of God.” The gift means we are at peace with God through Christ. The Bible says, ” For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. But because of the blood of Jesus
shed on the Cross we are perfectly made righteous and restored in the glory of God.
OUR RESPONSE: IS ONLY TO BELIEVE WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE FOR US.
By the Cross, we have been United with God again. We are no longer separatedo because all we have to do is to BELIEVE that Jesus finished our redemption on the Cross and as the Bible says, “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become the childrent of God. ( John 1:12) . With this few tips the one who hears you will surely bemail touched by the grace of God.