One of the major issues facing Christians today is the difficulty that many have sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. For whatever reason, there are many who feel that they can’t share the Gospel with others, but I want to share a couple of things with you that I feel we can all apply to our lives to help us share the Gospel with others.
The first is to realize that we don’t necessarily have to use words to share the Love of Christ. Saint Francis of Assisi said it best, “Preach the Gospel at all times, when necessary, use words.” I feel that if we will adopt this thinking into our lives we will see that God is able to work through us even when we feel that we can’t share the Gospel. The truth of it all is that many people watch your actions and analyze them long before they will listen to a word we say.
The second, that we can share the Gospel in just a couple verses of Scripture. In fact, one of the best things we can do today is to share the verses with others, and then leave the door open for questions if they are needed. Those verses are John 3:16-18:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.”
Jesus purpose in coming to the earth was not to condemn anyone, but rather, Jesus came to save the world through His life and death. Christ’s blood has the power to heal, the power to save, and the power to overcome death…and all that it takes from us is that we believe in Him and His power. God sent Jesus to save us from Hell! Are you living like you believe it today? Are others seeing the Gospel being lived out in you?
How do we share the Gospel without having to say a lot? Love them like Jesus! Take them before God in prayer. Show them what John 3:16 means to you…after all, Jesus did ask us to love one another as He has loved us. That love took Him to a cross on Calvary, where will it take you today?