The Gospel needs to be shared with people everywhere.
Imagine that you discovered a simple cure for every kind of cancer. Would you want to share it with everyone? Of course!
Well, humanity is sick with something far worse than cancer: It’s called sin, and it causes never-ending death. But God in His mercy has provided the cure: His Son, Jesus Christ.
This great news needs to be shared with people everywhere. Jesus’ last command to His disciples was to share the gospel and help people all over the world become His followers (Acts 1:8).
Tell Your Story
You can start sharing with a friend by simply telling what has happened to you. John’s Gospel tells how Jesus healed a blind man. The hostile leaders kept questioning him about Jesus. The man who had regained his sight simply said, “One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see” (John 9:25). So start by sharing your own story. Tell how Jesus has changed you and forgiven your sins. Your life can show how God changes people.
Tell God’s Story
After telling your story, go on to share about the Problem (sin) and the Solution (Jesus), which are summed up in Romans 6:23: “The cost of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Tell your friend that no one is good enough to make it to Heaven, but that “all who did receive him [Jesus], who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12). And then simply invite your friend to ask Jesus Christ for salvation and forgiveness.
Do It All in the Power of the Spirit
Read the beginning of Acts 1:8 again: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you . . .” Note that we don’t have to rely on our own power, but on God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, as you read about in Part 2 of Look to Jesus. Jesus also taught this when he sent out the disciples, saying, “The Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say” (Luke 12:11-12).
Help Others Look To Jesus
In the power of the Holy Spirit, tell your story, tell God’s story, and leave the results to God. Not everyone will decide to follow Christ. Our job is just to share the Good News, and God will take care of the rest.