“Many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified…” John 4:39.
Do you ever wonder how to share the good news of the gospel? Do you ever feel like you need to have a five point plan that ends with someone saying a specific prayer and being dunked in water? Does the idea of spreading the gospel seem intimidating and overwhelming?
Sometimes it feels as if I have to know everything before I can share anything. I have to understand big words like atonement and salvation and be able to explain exhaustively how Jesus died for our sins.
But the good news is that we do not have to know everything.
The good news is that we do not have to know the whole Bible in order to start sharing the gospel of Christ. The good news is that we do not have to understand salvation completely.
All we have to know is that Jesus Christ has somehow saved us from a life we were never meant for. We do not have to follow some sort of sequence of events or special language. All we have to do is share our own testimony of what Christ has done for us. All we have to do is remember what He has done, and be willing to share our own story with others, whenever the time arises.
That is it. Spreading the good news of the gospel is that simple.
What is your story? How have you encountered Christ? What has Jesus saved or rescued you from? If you share it, you are spreading the good news of the gospel. That simple.
No gimmicks. No plans. No prayers. No special language. Just the inspiration of our own personal story, our own personal encounters with Christ. Now that is good news worth spreading!