The truth used incorrectly can do much more harm than good. Oftentimes what we're sharing may not necessarily be the Gospel at all. It may be parts of the Gospel or contain some tidbits of truth but it's not the full concentrated dose of medicine that a sick world needs. If we had to be honest we would probably also reject what was being said if we were in their shoes. Ultimately, we leave out the hope! We leave out the good news! Here’s what we do instead:
Keep it focused on the hope of what Jesus can do for them and for others by sharing what He did for and Who He is to you.
Consider the demoniac of the Gadarenes. You can read the story in Matthew 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-17; Luke 8:26-37. When Jesus healed him, He told him to go tell others what He had done. The same thing happened to the woman at the well in John 4. Tell others what Jesus did for you and then further model it it by living like Him. Revelation tells us of the victory Christians have over Satan “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” Revelation 12:11 NIV.
Your story matters. YOU are a miracle and the greatest proof and evidence that not only is Jesus the Son of God but also that He IS real and He DID rise from the dead. He is alive!
Other than your testimony here is the only thing you need to remember or say to others. If you share nothing else (apart from your testimony) SHARE THIS:
Jesus did not come so we could have Sunday School, or dress up and play Church, or divide ourselves into thousands of denominations. No. By His own admission, Jesus came to set prisoners free and be a light to those who sit in darkness. Our Lord came to save us from the things in our lives that destroy us. Whatever it is and whoever you are. He is greater than anything you currently face or will ever face: depression, drug addiction, low self esteem, peer pressure, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and ANYTHING that robs us of our joy and an amazing life with Him. AND … it's never too late and you're never too far away or beyond help. But you DO have to make a decision and you DO have to repent and turn to Him. However, it's a decision you will never regret.
We hope this helps you either share the Gospel or come to know Christ yourself. If you have never done so but would like to pray this prayer from your heart: “Lord Jesus. I need you. I don’t want to live this life without you anymore. Come into my heart. Be the Lord of my life. I believe you died and rose from the dead. You are more powerful than death. Thank you for your precious sacrifice. Amen.”
The works in these posts are written by either Randy S. Gerardot or Gregory C. Jones, web masters for betheone.co. Guest writers will be credited individually for their work.