Do you sometimes wonder what to tell people about how to be saved? In a nutshell, the Christian message of Good News is a message about 4 things: (1) God, (2) Sin, (3) Jesus Christ, (4) Repenting and believing.

Here are some key points to think about covering:

1. Share the news about God…

  • that He’s our creator (Acts 17:24) – and so we owe our very existence to him
  • that He’s all-knowing; all-powerful and, of course, we find ourselves totally in his hands
  • that he’s revealed His perfect standards for us in the 10 commandments (Exodus 20:1-17)
  • the He’s a gracious and loving being who will by no means leave the guilty unpunished (Exodus 34:6,7)

2. Share the news about sin…

  • that it’s more than mere shortcomings as judged by our own, or society’s, best standards
  • that it’s more than merely something we have a conscience about
  • rather, true conviction of sin is an awareness:
    • of our specific sins (Ps 51:1-4)
    • of our inherent sinfulness (Ps 51:5,6)
    • of our wrong relationship with God (Ps 51:7-10)
  • in short, it is seeing ourselves as God sees us; totally corrupted; exposed to his wrath; and needing to be created anew

3. Share the news about Jesus Christ…

  • as one now living
  • having once come from God into humanity to die for us
  • his crucifixion actually being his work of salvation as predicted in the Bible
  • that we are to ‘believe in the Lord Jesus’ (Acts 16:31) – to receive the blessings his death has secured

4. Share the news about repenting and believing…

  • that repenting is more than regret about our past
  • that believing is more than optimism for our future
  • that repenting is a far-reaching change of heart and mind leading to a true disciple spirit (Luke 9:23)
  • that believing is entrusting ourselves to, and resting fully on, the promises of God’s grace (John 3:16)

The Christian Gospel demands a response – so remember to leave the challenge, “What is your response?”

Encourage them to acknowledge to themselves and to God:

  • that they have sinned (Rom 3:23)
  • that they can do nothing to make themselves acceptable to God (Eph 2:8,9)?
  • That Jesus Christ, God’s Son, did what they couldn’t do – He paid the price of their forgiveness before a holy God by His death on the cross (1 Cor 15:3)
  • Their readiness to repent and receive by faith Jesus Christ as their personal saviour (Acts 20:21).

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16)