FOUNDATION EIGHT: Sharing the Gospel
How did it go sharing your story? Who did you share with?
Everyone on earth was made for a relationship with Jesus. Those who don’t know him are reaching for anything the world offers to find fulfillment but are still being left empty. As those who have been rescued by God, we now are able to rescue others. As we share the Gospel, people have an opportunity to find true fulfillment as they are reconciled to God. This is why the word Gospel means “good news!” Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost, and he invites us to partner with him and do the same.
- Read Luke 15:3-7. What do we learn from this passage?
- Read Mark 16:15. What does this say? How can we obey?
The Bible tells us that sharing the gospel is like sowing seeds, and we are to sow broadly. Read 1 Corinthians 3:6-8.
- What is our responsibility in sharing the Gospel?
- What is God’s responsibility?
Here’s a helpful way to remember and share the Gospel with others:
- Purpose: God loves you and created you for life and peace. (John 10:10)
- Problem: Sin separates you from God. We all try our own ways to get back to God, but they are not enough. (Romans 3:23)
- Solution: Jesus died on the cross and rose again to bridge the gap and make a way for us to have relationship with God. (Romans 5:8)
- Response: Admit your need for God, repent of your sins and trust Jesus as your Savior. Express this to God through prayer. (Romans 10:9)
This bridge illustration is a helpful tool you can use when sharing with others. It’s easy to draw on a piece of paper or even a napkin!
Practice sharing the Gospel with one another by using the bridge illustration.
- How was it trying to share the Gospel through this illustration?
- If we had you do it again right now, what would you change or say differently?
Share the Gospel this week with someone who needs to know Jesus. It's normal to be nervous, but disobedient to delay. If you're nervous, grab your friends and go share together!