How to Share the Gospel with Anyone at Anytime

We were called to “be all things to all people so that by all means we might win some.” In order to do that we must first get in conversation with people. We must find out their likes, dislikes, current events in their lives, tasks they are involved in, etc.

When we do this we learn things about them that we can relate back to the gospel of Jesus Christ. A lot of times we think sharing the gospel is done from behind a pulpit, and while that may be true some of the time, the most common it is not. The gospel is very relatable to just about any situation; you just have to know how to listen and apply it. In this article we will go over how to share the gospel with anyone at anytime.

We’ll start with an example and work our way back to an explanation:

Lets say you’re a mechanic in a car shop. While working, you start talking to a fellow mechanic. You ask him how his weekend was. He tells you it was long. He had 2 soccer games to go to, one of which he had to leave his house at 6am.

You say “wow, I bet that was fun getting up so early on your day off.”

He replies “Yeah, but it was worth it. My daughter loves soccer and she scored the game winning goal. How was your weekend?”

You say “It was pretty uneventful. I just took the wife to church and sat by the pool mostly. That’s awesome about your daughter. I bet that made you proud.”

He replies “Yeah. It definitely did.”

Then you say “Its cool when our kids make us proud. It kind of reminds me of when we make wise decisions and how that must make God proud.”

He could reply with “Ok” or “What do you mean?”

You say “Well I believe God created me to be like His child. And just like a kid, I have made a ton of mistakes that really disappoints Him; but when I make a decision that He likes, the Bible says He is proud of me. I am grateful that because He sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for me and then was raised back to life, I am able to be considered God’s son. Without that, I would be kind of like an orphan with no hope.”

By listening to the key phrases your coworker said you were able to take a simple conversation about his weekend and his daughter’s soccer game and turn it into an opportunity to share the gospel with him.

The key is to find a main point and relate it back to God sending His Son. In this example it was the fact that he was proud of his daughter. To bring it back to the gospel we said that God too is proud of His children. Then we brought up how to become one of His children so He could be proud of us.

This is just one example of a multitude of scenarios where the gospel and can be related to everyday life.

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.” -Romans 10:17

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