“Evangelism requires a personal, full, inviting gospel.”

We share what we celebrate, and when we celebrate Jesus we naturally want to share him with our neighbors, co-workers, and friends.  Evangelism—spreading the gospel to others—involves loving friendship and speaking the gospel message. Taking our cues from scripture, we learn that we must speak the gospel in a way that is personal, full, and inviting.

Application Questions:

1. What holds you back from speaking the gospel to non-Christian neighbors, co-workers, and friends?

2. Think of your non-Christian friends and what’s going on in their lives.  What are some ways you can lovingly speak the personal gospel to them?

3. Think of the five words Brian mentioned that make up the full gospel: God, Man, Sin, Jesus, Faith.  What words do you have a hard time explaining?  What words do your non-Christian friends have a hard time understanding?  What would it look like for you to speak the full gospel to your non-Christian friends?

4. Have you ever invited someone to believe the gospel (instead of just sharing what you believe)?  Think of people in your life now who have heard the personal, full gospel from you.  How can you take the next step and lovingly invite them to believe?

Brian Colmery

Brian serves the church by overseeing preaching and Sunday morning services at Cornerstone.

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