Most of us have friends, workmates or schoolmates and people we have relationship with, that don’t know Christ. We know that we need to share Christ with them but we don’t know how to create opportunities to share the Gospel, and when we do have an opportunity we sometimes get tongue-tied and think later ‘why didn’t I say that?’ or ‘what did I say that for?’
As I travel around preaching in a variety of different churches I often ask the same question, ‘Who here today thinks that they could share a clear Gospel message with a non-Christian?’. In most cases there is less than ten hands that go up in the church. Campas Crusade for Christ statistics show that only 2% of Christians regularly share their faith. If the Great Commission is to go into all the world with the Gospel and to disciple those that are saved, and most of the people in our churches cannot articulate the Gospel, then we have a HUGE CRISIS in the church!
The Gospel is the power of God for Salvation (Rom 1:16) but there has been very little training available for Christians to help them communicate the Gospel effectively in today’s modern world. There are a few tools available, and after trying them out I have been personally frustrated due to being one or more of the following: