If you’ve read my article, “Missionary Field, Here I Come!”, hopefully you’ve realized that you can share the Gospel with anyone and everyone you meet. Today, I’m going to share with you some different ways to spread the Gospel.
1. Share your testimony
This is where you tell someone how God saved you. Don’t linger on the sin you committed (because that’s none of their business and it takes away from the point of what you’re saying…you don’t want that to be the point of the conversation), but tell them that God saved you from an eternity in Hell and that you’re now a child of God. You may not believe that you have a strong testimony, but believe me, God saved you just as much as he saved the drug addict and prostitute. You might want to write it up beforehand so that you can plan out what you’re going to say if you get nervous talking to people right off the bat.
Tracts are great witnessing tools. You can leave these almost anywhere that you can think of – in a doctor’s office, in a waiting area before your class starts, and with your tip at the restaurant. My favorite tracts are probably Chick tracts. They are written in a comic-book style (and who doesn’t like reading a comic-book)? Answers in Genesis also has some good witnessing tools that range from booklets to comic-book style to “million dollar bills”.
3. Card/Gift Basket
You can also write people a card – whether it’s for someone in particular or just a “need a pick me up” card that you lay in the city bus as you get up to leave. Write someone a note (hand-written cards are still cherished, even in this digital world), and place a tract in them. In the same manner, you could make a small gift basket (with candy, a bag of coffee, a mug, etc.) and leave it on a receptionist’s desk or in the college library, and include a tract with it.
4. Send someone a link to an online sermon
You can text or email someone a link to an online sermon that presents the Gospel in a clear way. Put it on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. This is an easy way to give the Gospel without having to say a word. Just make sure that the Gospel is presented correctly (and how do you know this? Compare what’s being said against what God says. If it aligns – fantastic!). Here is an example of how the Gospel is presented (p.s. repeating someone else’s prayer won’t save you).
5. Live a life pleasing to God
Here’s one thing that you will learn – people are always watching you. If you tell everyone you’re a Christian and then you fail your physics test, they will watch you for your reaction. If you slam your finger in a door, they will be listening for what comes out of your mouth. You want to be the person that walks down the hall with people staring after you wondering why you are so different. Why are you always happy and joyful? Don’t you realize what’s going on in the world? Here is your chance to live for Christ and answer all those who ask you those questions. It’s not you, and it’s nothing in this world (because yes, you do know what’s going on, and it’s a horrible consequence of a sin-cursed world). Your hope and peace comes from Jesus, who saved you from an eternity of pain and suffering and gave you a place in Heaven.
“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.”
– 1 Timothy 4:12
You may feel that by verbally giving the Gospel or leaving a tract that you’re not making an impact on this world for God. And maybe the person that you talked to won’t listen. But remember what God says in His Word:
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
– Isaiah 55:11
God’s Word does not return void. You have to trust and believe that it will get to the person who desperately needs it. It is your job to tell others, and God’s job to work on their heart…not yours. We won’t necessarily see the result of someone hearing the Gospel, but we need to put it out there so that everyone has the chance to hear of God’s gift.
“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”
– 1 Peter 4:10
If you do not know 100% that you will be going to Heaven when you die, now is the time to repent and put your faith and trust in Christ Jesus. If you have any questions or doubts about your salvation, click here to read how you can be saved.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version.