Witnessing

The Power of Speaking the Truth

 

The purpose of this short study is not to be the definitive step by step guide to witnessing and sharing the Gospel as some kind of formula for success but rather to lay a foundation for personal knowledge and growth. Every Christian should have at least a basic knowledge of what the Scripture says about receiving Christ.  We all have different backgrounds and fundamental beliefs, and this is a starting point for sharing and making the real case for why we must be born again. My very first experience sharing the Gospel when I was a young man proved to me the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  As I began to share my testimony and the Scripture a young man who I knew fell on his knees and repented right there on the spot without me even prompting him to do so. The Holy Spirit and the Word of God work together to bring conviction to a lost and dying world.   

John 16:7.  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.  8.  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

God wants the world saved but He uses us to share the Gospel. I pray that this study gives a basic fundamental knowledge to give you the confidence to step out and share your faith. 

 

All have sinned and will be judged.

Romans 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Romans 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Hebrews 9:27  And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,   9:28  so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Revelation 20:11  Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.

Revelation 21:8  "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.''

 

Christ is the only Savior.

John 14:6  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

1 Timothy 2:5  For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,  6.  who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,   7.  for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

Acts 4:12  Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

Philippians 2:9.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,  10.  that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11.  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

You can be saved now.

2 Corinthians 6:2  For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.'' Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

Isaiah 1:18  "Come now, and let us reason together,'' says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

1 John 5:11.  And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.  12.  He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

 

You can know you have eternal life.

1 John 5:13  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.   

 John 1:12.  But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name:  13.  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  14.  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

 

Revelation 3:20  "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

 

John 3:3  Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.