Lead with the Gospel
On outreach we lead with the Gospel here is a helpful gospel guide to help you get started until sharing the gospel becomes natural for you.
Hello my name is _____, I’m out today looking to share the Gospel with people. Would you have 2 minutes for me to share the gospel with you?
Hello my name is _____, we just spent time praying at our church and are now out looking to pray for people and share the gospel with people. Do you have a minute for me to share with you?
Hey, I want you to know that Jesus loves you. Can I pray for you in any way?
- After you pray then ask if you can share the gospel with them.
Do you believe that God created you to be in a relationship with you?
- If they say “yes” ask the next question.
- If they say “No” ask if you can share your testimony or pray for them and invite them to church.
Do you believe that sin has messed that relationship up?
- If they say “yes” make the gospel statement.
- If they say “no” take time to talk about the gospel and sow seeds. Be led by the Holy Spirit and ask good questions. Remember it's not our job to convince people that they are sinners its our job to love people well.
A definition of sin if someone asks what sin is.
Sin is when you hurt yourself or another, but it’s more than just a bad action, it's the brokenness within all of us that caused the bad action in the first place, and sin by nature separates us from others and God relationally.
Romans 3:23 NLT For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of Gods glorious standard.
1 John 3:4 NLT “Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.”
Jesus is the answer to the sin problem, He came from heaven to earth to make a way for you to come into relationship with God.
Jesus said in John 3:3 that you must be born again to enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:3 ESV
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.””
How are you born again and saved? Romans 10:9-11 tells us.
Romans 10:9-11 ESV
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.””
When you are born again and saved you are born of the spirit of God and transformed from one kingdom to another.
Colossians 1:13 NKJV
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,”
Do you want to make a decision to follow Jesus today and to be born again?
It's important to understand that salvation is not only a prayer. It's coming into a relationship with Jesus and following him for the rest of your life.
John 17:3 NKJV
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”