HOW TO SHARE JESUS
Three things you can tell others about Jesus.
1. Jesus Loves You.
Far too often, we think that our history, our mistakes, our shortcomings and our failures disqualify us from being loved by God. The truth is, there is nothing that can keep you from the love of God. There is nothing you can do to disqualify you from the love God has for you.
The Bible says that nothing in all of creation can separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38). All you have to do is accept it. To accept God’s love is to trust His patient, forgiving and gracious stance towards us. Only He has the power to free us from guilt, shame and condemnation to give us life and life more abundantly. All we have to do is turn to Him.
"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
2. Jesus Died for You.
Jesus didn’t come to make bad people become good, but to make dead people become alive. The fact is: No single person is so good, so pure, or so clean that they can escape the consequence of sin (Romans 3:23). Except for Jesus.
Jesus is the perfect representation of God’s character, because He was God coming on a rescue mission to earth to snatch us from death (Colossians 1:13). The Lord of Lords didn’t come to be served like a king, but to serve His people and give up His own, innocent life in order to buy our freedom from death (Mark 10:45).
Jesus’ death on the crude, primitive torture device of a cross was designed for a convicted murderer—not the Son of God. Still, He endured the pain, the mocking, and the agony of a criminal, to give us a choice to go free from that conviction and be at peace with God (Colossians 1:19-21).
"For even the Son of Man did not come expecting to be served by everyone, but to serve everyone, and to give his life as the ransom price in exchange for the salvation of many." Mark 10:45
3. Jesus wants a relationship with you.
This is where it all comes full circle… God loves you, and did all of that for you, but He leaves you the choice: Do you want to accept that love, or do you want to walk away? To have a whole and lasting life, or to be saved, is to submit to God and his plan and purpose for our lives. It is a turning from our old ways and turning to a relationship with Jesus, to ask him for forgiveness from our sins, and to give us new life in Him.
In the Book of Acts, Jesus’ disciple and friend, Peter, stood up in front of a huge crowd of people and explained everything that Jesus had done for them. Their response: “So now what do we do?” So Peter broke it down for them. “Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is targeted to you and your children, but also to all who are far away—whomever, in fact, our Master God invites.” (Acts 2:38, MSG)
Salvation is God’s free gift offered to you, to your family, and to ALL PEOPLE. By accepting it we become God’s own children. It is an irrevocable acceptance into the family of God. It’s an adoption that empowers to live life wholly and fully with the purpose of reflecting God to the rest of His creation.
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can come talk to a pastor at The Crossing this Sunday, or click the link below to let us know you’re ready for the next step right now. We are here to love you unconditionally and help you grow as a follower of Jesus.