Why Sharing the Good News?

by Joel Comiskey, 2023

Meeting the needs of a hurting world and connecting with our Oikos (those we regularly

contact) are foundation stones in evangelism. The reality, however, is that meeting needs won’t save anyone. Nor does getting to know our oikos. Only Jesus saves.   

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). No one can come to the Father except

through him (John 6:44).  Paul said, “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and

believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved” (Romans 10:9-10).

In my book Share, I promote two simple methods for sharing the gospel: The Romans Road and The Four Spiritual Laws. Lay people can quickly grasp these two methods. I also think it’s essential to help lay people share their testimony while weaving in the gospel presentation (lesson 6 of Share).

But how do we share the gospel in the small group? How do we lead someone to Jesus? Is it better outside the small group or during the meeting? What about sharing the gospel in the celebration service, knowing that some might receive Jesus in the larger gathering?