How can we spread the gospel of Jesus Christ? What ways or what methods can we use to spread the gospel that God loves mankind so much that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay for sins of the whole world so that we may have eternal life and fellowship with God (John 3:16).
The word “gospel” means good news. Evangelism is the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore we have a mandate to spread the good news to many unbelievers concerning God’s saving grace (Ephesians 2:8,9).
In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus says “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age”.
We therefore have been given the great commission to spread the gospel and make disciples of all nations.
Below are a list of ways or methods by which we can spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to unbelievers:
1. Street Evangelism
Street evangelism involves sharing the gospel to the public or strangers in the streets or neighbourhoods. For example, through personal soul-winning you can initiate conversations with a stranger in the street by asking: “Where do you think you will go when you die?”
Another option in street evangelism is to preach the gospel in the streets at a specific location in a public area like the town park where people are most likely to sit or stop to listen.
2. Friendship Evangelism
We all have people whom we associate with who are unbelievers. These unbelievers could be friends, workmates or relatives.
We can share the gospel with people whom we see frequently and whom we know to be non-christians.
3. Door to Door
This refers to selecting a neighbourhood and going from house to house and explaining the gospel to people in their homes.
4. Social Media & Internet
We can use social media to spread the gospel. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, a website and the like can all be used to the glory of God. These internet based facilities can help you reach a wide variety of people across the world and to spread the gospel.
5. Print Media
You can use gospel tracts, Christian booklets, Christian books, Bibles to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Giving someone something to go home and read that explains the gospel helps a person.
6. Television, Radio & Entertainment
Sketch-boards, puppets, movies, plays, music and television are other methods of evangelism.
Below are a few Bible verses that encourage us to spread the gospel and evangelise:
2 Timothy 4:5 NKJV
But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ
Mark 16:15 NKJV
And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
2 Timothy 3:16 NKJV
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness
2 Timothy 4:2 NKJV
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.
Matthew 28:19 NKJV
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Matthew 5:16 NKJV
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
ARE YOU A BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN? DO YOU WANT TO BE A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST?
Perhaps you are reading this article and you have not given your life to Jesus Christ. Or perhaps you are not sure whether you are a Christian or not.
Salvation is FREE. Jesus Christ paid for our sins on the cross so that we may have eternal life (John 3:16). Therefore when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord & Saviour it is not because of our own personal effort but we become Christians by the grace of God (Ephesians 2:8,9).
1. ACKNOWLEDGE: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). “God be merciful to me a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
You must acknowledge that you are a sinner and that you therefore need Jesus in your life.
2. REPENT: “Unless you repent you will all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3), “Repent therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19)
Repenting means: to change your mind; a sincere turning away, in heart, mind and action;
Therefore God wants you to repent of sinful values and of sinful living. God wants you to decide to
follow Him and to make Jesus the Lord of your life.
3. CONFESSION: “If we confess our sins. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9)
God is a forgiving God. God will forgive any sin that you have done because Jesus died for ALL your sins and to set you free from the bondage of all types of sin in your life.
4. BELIEVE: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
You must believe that ONLY Jesus can save you and restore your relationship with God. You must believe that Jesus is the ONLY way by which you can have everlasting life and escape from eternal separation from God. You must believe that Jesus died on the cross for you and resurrected from the grave.
“He came to His own, and His own did not receive him, But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:11-12)
By faith, You must receive Jesus as Your Lord & Savior and therefore; you become a child of God; you become born again; you become a Christian; you restore your broken relationship with God
Why Not Make Your Eternal Decision NOW?
We become born again Christians by GRACE through FAITH or TOTAL TRUST in Jesus Christ as our Lord & Savior (Galatians 3:26) & (Ephesians 2:8,9). Salvation is a FREE gift received through FAITH in Christ.
PLEASE NOTE: You can choose to pray in your own words. This prayer is a sample prayer and it is only an EXPRESSION of your faith, belief & trust in Jesus. Salvation is by GRACE through FAITH or BELIEVING in Christ Jesus as your Lord & Saviour.
“Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your love. I thank You that You died on the cross for me and resurrected so that I may have life through You.
I confess Lord that I have sinned against You and today I ask You to forgive me of all of my sins, past present and future.
I repent of all of my sins and I ask You to cleanse me Jesus.
Thank You for forgiving my sins.
From this moment, come into my life Lord Jesus & take full control of my life. I want to follow You Jesus and I want to follow Your ways. Save me and from today, make me the person You want me to be.
I receive You Lord Jesus right now by faith. I trust You as my Lord and Savior – Amen”
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