“Sharing the Gospel”

A strategy for presenting the Gospel one-on-one.


Things we avoid:

The Gospel Strategy

  1. The Approach.
  2. The Transition.
  3. The Presentation.
  4. The Review.
  5. The Follow-up.
  6. The Multiplication.


1)  The Approach

Walking up to a stranger and/or someone we know with the purpose of sharing the Gospel can be frightening. A wall of fear usually arises. Breaking through this wall of fear is done with the following direct question, “ My friend and I are out talking to people about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Would it be alright if we take a few minutes and ask you some questions about spiritual things.”

This opening question will be answered yes or no. If no than with a smile we politely say “OK, have a good day” and immediately leave. If yes, than we ask if we can sit down and introduce ourselves with first names. For the ice breaker we can ask their name, their work, etc. Then we move into…

2) The Transition

The transition is made from superficial things to Spiritual things very quickly by saying the following: “I appreciate you allowing us to talk with you. I’m curious if you have an interest in spiritual things?” Regardless of their answer, the next questions are:

After listening to their responses, regardless of their responses we move into…

3) The Presentation

a)     God loves us and has a plan for our life.

b)    Because of our sin we are cut off and separate from God, outside of His plan for our life.

c)     Cross and Resurrection

d)    Receiving Jesus Christ

1)  Repent…Acts 3:19—full commitment of entire life!

-Have you ever gone the wrong way while driving? What did you do? Do a U-turn and  change directions from going the wrong way down the road to the right way. So, we agree  with God that we are a sinner and going the wrong way in life, and by faith we do a life U- turn towards God, and then…

2)  Receive…John 1:12

Unopened Christmas present illustration…Christmas present sits under tree until we reach out, open it and apply what is inside. Gift is given and received freely by grace as we don’t pay people to give us presents, they are given unconditionally.

Pen illustration…using a pen/pencil, hold it in your open hand and ask the person,“If I gave you this pen, what would you have to do to write with it?” Answer, first, you must receive and take the pen in order to use it. If we don’t take the pen, it is still ours in a sense but useless to us until we take it. Likewise, what Jesus Christ did on the cross is no good to us and is useless to us until we receive Him.

Car illustration…our life is like a car going the wrong way. We have to invite Jesus into our car/life, and we move over into the passenger seat and let Jesus into the driver’s seat. He is now driving our life in the right direction.

3)  Follow…Luke 9:23, Matthew 4:19.

Follow Jesus Christ through the ups and downs in daily life and activities…work, family, church, rest, sickness, health, etc.

Invitation Questions:

Sample prayer guideline for leading a person to Jesus:

“Heavenly Father, I admit I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I repent and turn from my sin, and by faith receive your Son, Jesus Christ, into my heart as my Lord and Savior. I give control of my life to you, Jesus. Help me to love You, know You, and serve You. Thank you for coming into my heart and giving me eternal life. In Jesus Christ Name I pray, Amen!”

4) The Review

For those who receive Jesus Christ, a quick review is needed. The following questions help the person who heard and received the Gospel have a better understanding of what just happened. It can help reinforce their new commitment. For someone who just heard the Gospel from us but did not receive Jesus yet we can ask them “What would you need to do if you wanted to give your life to Christ tomorrow?” Then, if they don’t yet understand what they need to do to receive Jesus we go on to explain again how they can know Jesus. The following are review questions for a person we just lead to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. You may have to give the correct answers and begin reinforcing these truths into their minds.

Next, offer encouragement and excitement for them by:

Encourage them to:

5)  The Follow-up

The following are the responsibilities we have when we lead someone to Christ, or when someone wants to visit our church, attend a Bible study with us, etc.

6) The Multiplication

Now that you are equipped to share your faith the time is here for you to pass your personal evangelism training to the next person by training others, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers (Matthew 9:37-38). Then they too will learn it and pass it on and so forth. God bless you as you share your faith throughout the rest of your life!

“…he who wins souls is wise.”  (Proverbs 11:30)

“ I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you may have a full understanding   of every good thing we have in Christ.”  (Philemon 6)

“…you will be my witnesses…”  (Acts 1:8)

“Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”  (Mark 16:15)

“Go and make disciples…” (Matthew 28:19)

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