Gospel Talking Points: 4 Key Questions We Should Address In a Clear Gospel Presentation

The following is not a comprehensive conversation guide for sharing the gospel with others, but it can help give you some mental anchors as you seek to share the good new of Jesus Christ.*

  1. GOD – Who made us and to whom are we accountable? God is the righteous Creator and we are accountable to Him. (Rom. 1; Ex. 34:6-7)
  2. MAN – What is our problem? Are we in trouble and why? Man is sinful. Our complete personhood is contaminated by sin. Each of us has rejected God’s authority over us and live in rebellion to Him. (Gen. 3; Rom. 1:18-ff; Rom. 3:9-10; 23)
  3. CHRIST – What is God’s solution to that problem? How has he acted to save us? God has sent Christ to be our substitutionary atonement so that we might be reconciled to God. (Rom. 3:21-ff.)
  4. RESPONSE – How do I come to be included in that salvation? Why is this good news for me, not just someone else? People are saved by God’s grace by repenting of sin and believing that Christ is their sole source of atonement. (Eph. 2)

*This outline and much of the content is taken from Gilbert, Greg. What Is The Gospel? Wheaton: Crossway, 2010. I highly recommend that every believer be familiar with the major content of this book.