Sharing the Gospel

How do I share the Gospel?


John 16:8
When he has come, he will convict the world about sin, about righteousness, and about judgment;
What is the Holy Spirit's role in salvation?

Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit
Based on this verse, how vital is it that the Holy Spirit move in a person's life to save them? What do you we need to do as a result?

Philippians 1:27
Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News
What is Paul suggesting that is a key component to sharing the Gospel?

Matthew 22:39
A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
How might loving those around us make our witness more effective?

James 1:19
So, then, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger;
What qualities of communication does James suggest and how can we apply that to sharing the Gospel?

Luke 12:12
For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say.”
How can the Holy Spirit help us to share the Gospel?

Luke 19:17
“He said to him, ‘Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’
What are we ultimately called to be and how does that help us overcome fears of failure in sharing the Gospel?

You share the Gospel by...
  • Looking for the where the Holy Spirit is moving. (John 16:8)
  • Praying for the Holy Spirit to work in a person's life and to speak through you. (Titus 3:5)
  • Modeling Christ in your words, actions, attitudes, thoughts, and motives. (Phil. 1:27)
  • Building relationships with the people God has put in your life. (Matt. 22:39)
  • Asking good questions and be a good listener. (Jam. 1:19)
  • Letting the Holy Spirit lead you from everyday conversations to spiritual conversations to Gospel conversations. (Luke 12:12)
  • Leaving the results to God and be faithful in sharing and modeling Christ. (Luke 19:17)


A great way to share the Gospel is through conversations. As you have everyday conversations with people, try to progress to spiritual conversations, and then a Gospel conversation. 

Everyday Conversations—Asking typical questions to get to know someone.
  • Where are you from? 
  • What places have you lived?
  • What were your hobbies growing up?
  • Where do you go to college?
  • What is your major?
  • What do you want to do after college?
Tip: Think life story! Get the person to paint their life story.

Spiritual Conversations—Asking probing questions to see where someone stands spiritually.
  • Did you go to church growing up? 
  • Would you say your family is Christian? 
  • What does it mean to be a Christian? 
  • Do you believe in God, the Bible, Heaven, and Hell? 
Gospel Conversations—Asking leading questions to transition into a Gospel presentation.
  • If you were to stand before God in judgment today and He asked you 'Why should I let you into my kingdom?', what would you say?
  • On scale of 0-100%, how sure are you that you are going to Heaven? Why?
  • If they are interested, ask the transition question: "Do you mind if I share something with you?" and then go into a Gospel presentation.


You can download the app GodTools which gives you electronic access to several key Gospel presentation tools. Here is an example of how to present one of them:

The Four
If you are pressed for time, share the "The Four". Draw the symbols or show them a picture of the symbols, then say something like:

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“Hey, check this out! Four symbols…

First you have the heart, the heart means—God loves us and created us to have a personal relationship with Him.

Then you have the division sign—We are divided or separated from God because we are guilty of sin and deserve eternal death (Hell).

Next is the Cross—God sent His Son Jesus to die for our sins on the Cross which gives us the opportunity to receive the gift of eternal life (Heaven).

The Last Symbol is the Question Mark—The question is ‘Will you receive the gift of eternal life by trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior?’”

Knowing God Personally

If you have more time, then Knowing God Personally has a more thorough and conversational approach to sharing the Gospel. You can access the resource in several ways:

The Bridge to Life

If you enjoy giving people a more step-by-step visual representation of the Gospel, try using the Bridge to Life by the Navigators. You can find it on the Navigators website.

Find Your Favorite Resource

The best thing to do is to find what works for you. What Gospel presentation resource do you enjoy using the most? Try different resources. Feel free to also share the Gospel from the heart, just make sure to share about God's love, our sin, Christ's provision, and invite them to receive Jesus as Lord and Savior!