At Easter, we celebrate. We have Easter egg hunts. We may buy a new dress. We may spend time with the family. We may attend church. Even those who do not normally attend church may attend on Easter.
Hopefully no matter what we do for Easter – eggs, family time, and all, we celebrate because our Savior is risen!
Sharing the gospel really is not that hard. You know that Jesus is God’s only begotten son. Tell them that. Explain the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Then, if you turn to Acts 2 you will have part of the message that Peter used to win 3000. Let’s start at verse 22.
Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.
Peter continues on. Let’s skip down to verse 36.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
When you share the gospel, you may be asked something that you cannot answer. Saying that you do not know is a perfectly acceptable answer. You may offer to get back to them on the matter. No one has all the answers, but your pastor can be a great resource. If he has been a pastor long, he will have encountered many such questions. He may even be able to quickly provide you with scripture to support the answer.
Today’s challenge is to think of one person that you know who needs to hear the gospel. Take time to pray for that person. Take them to church where they can hear the gospel, or make the time yourself to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them.
If you need to do it, make notes with scripture references so you can show them in God’s Word what you need to show them. Pray for God to lead you.
No one is promised tomorrow. Celebrate this Easter by sharing Jesus before it is eternally too late.