Have you ever heard the way in which you present Jesus to others? We are to share the Good News with nonbelievers. The Good News is not, “Hey, you lousy sinner, you are going to burn in hell!” That is not good news. And that’s not smart witnessing either.
The Good News is filled with hope for something better. The smart way to share Jesus is to say something like, “I know things have not turned out as you wished, you’ve made some bad decisions, you have found yourself in a tough spot… but I care, and more importantly God cares. In fact, He cares so much about you that He sent His son Jesus into this world to suffer and die for you, so that you could be forgiven of your sins, and delivered from this situation…”
The second presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ opens up the door to the receiver. It shows compassion and understanding which will soften hardened hearts to listen and possibly receive what you have to share.
Then after the door is open continue on and tell them how to receive Jesus. Tell them the Bible says “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.” (See Romans 10:9.) Now, when I share Jesus with people, I keep it simple, I do not bombard them with Scripture references. I share maybe a 1 or 2 Scriptures at the most. Also, you can relax when you share about Jesus to others, you do not have to quote the Scriptures word for word in this situation. Give them the basic facts in a way that they can receive from you.
1.The Bible says…
2. If you believe in your heart…
3. Jesus died on the Cross for your sins and was raised from the dead and is alive today.
4. If you believe this and will speak it from your mouth that you believe…
5. Then you will be saved.
Then ask them, “Do you believe this?” If they say yes, then offer to pray with them. Ask them to repeat a simple prayer, like the following example.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I come before You in the name of Jesus Christ. I have examined my heart, and I do acknowledge and admit that I have sinned against You and Your Word. Your Words says, in Romans 10:9-10, “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 with the heart one believes to righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Father God, I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He died on the cross to save me from my sins, went to hell in my place, rose again three days later, and is alive and seated at Your right side in heaven.
Jesus, forgive me of all my sins. Thank You, for saving me from sin, hell, and myself. I ask You to come into my life to be my Lord and Savior. Thank You for loving me and accepting me just as I am.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Afterwards, look them in the eye and smile, welcome them to the family of God. Invite them to come to Church or Bible study group with you.
This is presenting the Good News to the lost and needy in a smart, kind and caring manner.