Be Prepared

So Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning from that Scripture. Acts 8:29-30 HCSB

I have learned many different presentations of the Gospel message. The first one I learned was the “Roman Road” using Scriptures from Romans to present the Gospel. Then I learned the Evangelism Explosion presentation followed by Continuing Witness Training. The last technique was “FAITH” presentation using the letters of faith as an acrostic to present the plan of salvation. The easiest method is the one we use with children in Vacation Bible School that simply uses A-B-C: Admit that you are a sinner; Believe that Jesus was the Son of God, lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead; and Confess Jesus as Lord and Savior. Regardless of the plan, presentation, or method, as believers we are all called to be prepared to share the Good News with those who need to know Jesus as Lord (1 Peter 3:15). Jesus’ final command was, “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19-20). The only way we can make disciples is to share the plan of salvation so the
recipient can become a believer.

Philip was prepared to share the Gospel message. He certainly never took Evangelism Explosion, CWT, or FAITH, but he knew how to explain the Scriptures, detailing how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies that the Ethiopian Eunuch was reading from Isaiah.

Challenge: Would you be prepared to share your faith with someone who is lost and needs Jesus as Lord and Savior? Pray that God will give you opportunities to share Jesus with others as the Holy Spirit directs you. You have the Good News – share it rather than hoard it! Practice with a fellow believer how to present the Gospel message so you can become more comfortable with sharing the plan of salvation with those whose eternities depend upon it.

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