A student (Twitter: @IWantDan) recently reminded me of the power of sharing the gospel from one text of Scripture. He mentioned how the Lord had used him to share the Gospel from John 3.
John 3 has a number of very interesting elements for sharing the gospel:
- The need to be “born again” (which can then be explained), vv. 3, 7;
- Nicodemus’ (very common) misunderstanding of that spiritual concept, v. 4;
- The idea of the serpent being lifted up and Jesus being lifted up on the cross, v. 14;
- The idea of “believing” and only believing–a heart attitude (vv. 15, 16, 18), versus “not believing” (v. 18);
- Salvation from evil deeds being the purpose of being born again, vv. 19-21;
- The urgency of belief, v. 36:
“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him” (John 3:36).
With verse 36 as a call to commitment, John 3 provides a great place to share the gospel from one text of Scripture. Thank you, Daniel!
Other texts that may be used in sharing the gospel from one text are:
- Isaiah 53;
- Romans 3:19-26;
- 1 John 1:7-2:2;
- Revelation 21:3-8.
I’m sure that the esteemed reader will find other Scripture helpful in sharing the gospel from one text, as the opportunities present themselves, as people’s needs differ, and as the Holy Spirit leads.
You may want to consider looking at some sample dialogues for sharing the gospel from one text of Scripture in http://www.evangelismunlimited.com/documents/evangelizology/evangelizology-2014-chapter-01.pdf (page 18-20).