So how do you share the gospel in real life? What steps do you need to take to reach and impact someone's life for Christ?
One of the tools that we use in our ministry to help explain the steps that you need to take are the Four Sound Barriers.
Number one is Get into a conversation. Just meet someone! You can't see someone come to Christ if you don't know someone right?
The second sound barrier is Transition into a Spiritual Conversation. You can have great conversations all day long but if you never bring up spiritual things, you won't see people come to know Jesus. You could easily ask questions like "What has your experience been with Christianity?" or "Do you have much of a spiritual background?"
The third is Transition from Spiritual Conversation into Gospel. Let's say you've been having a great chat about what you each believe spiritually but if you never get into the actual gospel message, you are robbing people from the opportunity to respond. You can check out a basic gospel presentation on my sidebar.
And the last is Ask for a Decision. It's not enough to merely know that Jesus is real and died for your sins on a cross. You must make a decision. Most good tools have this included, but make sure to reiterate that there is a personal choice to make.
If you have a desire to see someone in your life know Jesus in a personal way, you must go through these four barriers with them.
But what about if you want to see God use you to share the gospel through social media?
Is it any different?
No way! People are still people even if they are hiding behind a computer screen. The gospel still requires relationships and intentionality.
If we want to see people come to know Christ through Social Media then we have to actually be social! Funny huh? :)
But one of the things that I think is easier online than in real life is actually meeting people and starting the conversation. Just think, you can click on any hashtag on Twitter and meet other people with similar interests and start a conversation! How often can you do that in real life?
You have to be even more intentional with starting and continuing conversations and transitioning through the sound barriers but ultimately it's the very same!
The gospel requires relationships and love! Not that we necessarily have to know someone for years before we share the gospel but we do have to know them. The great thing about Social Media is that those relationships are built even quicker!!
God wants to use you to share his message of salvation! His heart is that all would come to the saving knowledge of Him, not excluding those we know on the internet.
What ways can you think of using Social Media to transition through sound barriers and build relationships? Have you ever seen Social Media used in someone coming to know Jesus? Tell me your stories! :)
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