Step 5: Evangelism Training - The BASIC J316 Message
An easy, clear way to explain the Gospel: * Use the following 5 key words from John 3:16 as "discussion points". * Use the 5 rhetorical questionsas transitions into each discussion point.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
What does God want you to experience? LIFE - This is what God desires for you. Life to the full now and forever (eternal). To experience His love, forgiveness and discover real purpose in your life and the POWER to choose to do what is right in His sight. Plus the hope and assurance of living with God forever in heaven. [Read more...]
What keeps you from experiencing it? WORLD (our sin) - This is a broken world. It has a disease called sin. And we all have it. Our disregard for God results in actions not pleasing to holy God. Because of our sin we separate ourselves from God. This breaks our relationship with Him now that will result in a permanent separation from God forever. That's what "perish" means. But God has provided a solution... [Read more...]
How does God feel about this? GOD - God loves you. He wants you to experience a meaningful, fulfilling life realizing His love, acceptance and forgiveness. And God doesn't want to punish you, yet He must punish sin. He doesn't want you to perish and be separated from Him forever because of your sin so... [Read more...]
How did God solve your sin problem? SON - God solved your sin problem in Jesus. He is both God and man. He lived a sinless, perfect life and didn't deserve to be punished. But Jesus died on the cross taking upon Himself the punishment you deserve . Then Jesus rose from death to live forever. And Jesus wants you to experience life to the full now and forever in relationship with Him. [Read more...]
Does this make sense to you? Do you sense Jesus speaking to you to take this step of faith and believe (trust) in what He has done for you?
Take that step today:
Admit that you have sinned and need His forgiveness.
Believe in Jesus. That He died taking your punishment and rose forever to offer you life to the full.
Commit to letting Jesus shape your life and choose to follow Him as your leader.
Prayer is simply talking to God. Here is a sample of how you can express your desire to follow Him:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe You died on the cross to take the punishment for my sin. I believe You rose again and are alive to help me live a life in friendship with You. Thank you for Your love and acceptance. Jesus, I want to live for You. Come into my life and change anything that is not pleasing to You. Amen.