We can only know which method of sharing the gospel is most comfortable to us by practice and repetition. Once we have a preferred method, we can start to learn the best way to call for a response.
- Personal Testimony – Life before Christ, how Jesus saved you, life after Christ.
- Tracts – Share the Gospel on the go and have something for others to take with them.
- Roman Road – Use the book of Romans to show how we need a Savior, and Christ died for us.
- 3 Circles – Our world is broken, but there is hope in Christ.
Other Ways Of Sharing
- Neighborhood/ Home Bible Study
- Invite neighbors to learn an overview of the Bible.
- Open up avenues of sharing the Gospel by serving others.
Calling For A Response
- We should call for response because the field is ripe for harvest (John 4:35-38)
- A response is showing saving faith.
Do’s in Calling for a Response
- Believe that salvation calls for a response.
- Stress that saving faith requires more than just knowing facts.
- Stress that the issue in salvation is not “Will God accept me?” but “Will I accept His gracious offer?”
Don’ts in Calling for a Response
- Don’t call for a response until you suspect the person understands the Gospel.
- Don’t use manipulation (2 Cor. 5:20).
- Don’t allow a person to believe that he is saved through merely saying the words of a prayer.
Psalm 90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish for us the work of our hands—establish the work of our hands!
Application: Consider your biggest fear in calling for a response. What can you do to overcome that fear?