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Sharing the Gospel

God constantly uses my friend Max to boldly share the gospel and win people to Christ, and I know we need to follow his lead.  We asked Max to share some tips with our small group, and I thought I'd share my notes with you.

First he says to remember the verse in Timothy, "God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-discipline".  Pray for God's courage to share.

These are the general steps he follows with people:

  1. Find common ground and start talking about that.
  2. Ask about their needs.
  3. Ask if you can pray about their needs.  "Can I pray for you?" "Can I pray with you?"
  4. Ask, "Do you know the One who intercedes for you?"  "Would you like to know him?"
  5. "If you died tomorrow, can you confidently say that you'll go to heaven and live with Jesus?"  "If so, how do you know?"
  6. Share your favorite gospel verses: 
    1. John 3:16  God loves you.
    2. Romans  We have all sinned and fall short of God's glory
    3. Romans  Jesus died in your place
    4. If you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth, you will be saved.


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