People love to share good news. We announce marriages and births. When something good happens, we rush to tell someone. The more exciting the news, the harder it is to be silent. A Christian has the most exciting news—the life-changing news of eternal life. It is natural for a Christian to want to share this good news.
Think for a moment about the various people God used to bring you to the place where you were willing to receive Jesus. Now God wants you to be part of helping others come to know Jesus.
When Andrew met Jesus, his first inclination was to bring ____________________ to meet Him (read John 1:40-42).
For a Christian, witnessing is not an option. Jesus commanded His followers to witness. There are two things you should use when sharing Jesus:
• Your personal testimony
1. Your Personal Testimony Is Your Own Account of: (1) Your Life Before Receiving Jesus,
(2) How You Received Jesus, and (3) How Jesus Makes Your Life More Meaningful.
Read Paul’s testimony in Acts 22:3-21. Write out the three parts of your testimony in the spaces provided.
My life before receiving Jesus:
How I received Jesus:
How Jesus makes my life more meaningful:
2. Scripture Is the Second Part of Sharing Jesus with Others.
The following verses will help you explain to unbelievers the good news of eternal life. Take time now to read them and underline them in your Bible.
Romans 10:9, 13
The “Here’s Hope Roman Road” tract contains these verses and will help you share Jesus with others. To get a copy of this tract or one similar to it, contact a local church or the friend who shared Jesus with you.
Why should you share Jesus with others?
Whom do you know who needs to receive Jesus?
Share your testimony with someone this week.
CONGRATULATIONS! NOW THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE SEVEN FIRST STEPS, YOU ARE READY TO CONTINUE YOUR WALK WITH CHRIST FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE AND FOREVER.
* Be sure to renew your commitment daily to allow Jesus to direct your life in order to
experience the abundant life He promises.
* Spend time in prayer and Bible study daily.
* Be faithful in Bible study and worship at church.
* Serve the Lord with gladness.
* Share Christ with others.
(First Steps lessons are adapted from "Beginning Steps, A Growth Guide for New Believers, ©1993, North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alpharetta, Georgia)
"Be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." Luke 12:40
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