How to Share the Gospel

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How to Share the Gospel


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This gospel presentation was filmed by Hill Country Bible Church in Leander, Texas by Pastor Peter Horn. For more information about this church, visit: https://www.hcbcleander.com/

Tip #1 How to Share the Gospel Using Bridge Illustration:

Highlight Verses and Annotate the Next Scripture

To make it easier to get to the next verse (and so you don’t have to memorize all these scripture references) find the first verse and write the second reference next to that first verse.

For example: Next to the passage of Romans 3:23, pencil in Romans 6:23 off to the side. Continue to do this for all six verses.

Here are the verses (in order) to mark/highlight in your Bible

  1. Romans 3:23
  2. Romans 6:23a
  3. Romans 6:23b
  4. Romans 5:8
  5. Romans 10:9
  6. Romans 10:13
  7. Romans 8:1

Tip #2 How to Share the Gospel Using Bridge Illustration:

Let them read passage and explain what THEY think it means.

They don’t need your monologue…let the Holy Spirit reveal to them what the passage means.

Tip #3 How to Share the Gospel Using Bridge Illustration:

Encourage…Encourage…Encourage.

If they give you the correct meaning of the passage say, “Yeah, that’s great.”

If they give you an “off” interpretation of the passage encourage them to read it again while reminding them that we continue to learn every time we read Bible.


Step By Step Drawing the Bridge Illustration:

*All scripture reference in this post are from the New King James Version

Step 1: Have them Read Romans 3:23

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”

  • Ask them “What do you think that means?”
  • Write the word “Us” on one side.
  • Write the word “God” on the other side.
  • Draw a chasm where you write the word “Sin”  is vertically separating the two sides.
  • Write the scripture reference below.

 

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Step 2: Have them Read Romans 6:23a

For the wages of sin is death…”

  • Ask them “What do you think that means?”
  • Write the words “Wages, Sin, Death” on the same side as “Us.”
  • Write the scripture reference below it.

 

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Step 3: Have them Read Romans 6:23b

…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

  • Ask them “What do you think that means?”
  • Write the words “Gift, God, Life” on the same side as “God.”
  • Write the scripture reference below it.

 

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Step 4: Have them Read Romans 5:8

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

  • Ask them “What do you think that means?”
  • Write the words “Jesus” (using the “s” in “Sin”).
  • Draw a bridge between “Us” and “God”.
  • Cross out “Sin” with a vertical line. (It makes a cross!)
  • Write the scripture reference below the cross.

 

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Step 5: Ask: “According to these scriptures – Draw where You Are in relation to God.”

  • Have them draw a stick figure where they feel their life is on the illustration.

 

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Step 6: Have them Read Romans 10:9 & Romans 10:13

…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

“For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’

  • Ask them “What do you think that means?”
  • Write the scripture reference on the illustration.

Step 7: Offer To pray & Encourage them to pray

  • If they want to accept Jesus, pray for them as an example.
  • Allow them to pray on their own behalf.

 

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Step 8: If they Accepted, Ask: “According to Romans 10:9 & Romans 10:13 – Draw where You Are in relation to God Now”

  • Have them draw a stick figure where they feel their life is on the illustration.

 

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Step 9: Have them Read Romans 8:1

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

  • Ask them “What do you think that means?”
  • Write the scripture reference on the illustration.

Step 10: Encourage them to share the gospel as you did, so that others may hear the good news.

  • Ask them to name three (3) people they know who need to hear the gospel.
  • Allow them to keep the illustration so they may use it to share the gospel with those three (3) people in the same manner.
  • Tell them you will call them/visit them to see how they are doing in their faith and sharing the gospel.

Final Thoughts

While you don’t have to be ‘besties’ with everyone you share the gospel with, it’s nice to follow up with them from time to time. You can suggest different Bible studies around town or take them to a Celebrate Recovery meeting if they are having problems leaving their former life.

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