It's difficult to share the gospel with someone who has no interest in what you have to say. Because of this, it's important to connect people to reality and grab their attention with the truth of God’s Word. Therefore, it’s important and helpful to have a good framework of the gospel prepared in your mind before you share with others.
9 Ultimate Questions:
DEATH: What will happen to you when you die?
This is a question that all people must face.
Remember for yourself that death is real, and this will help you share more effectively with others. How is death real to you?
All people will face judgment from God (Romans 2:16; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 20:11-15; Acts 17:30). When you die, will you be ready to meet Him?
ORIGINS: Where does the world come from?
God is the Creator of all existence. He is the one who made all of us, and we will all meet Him and answer to Him.
God’s invisible attributes and eternal power are evidently displayed in creation (Romans 1:20). It is absurd to believe that highly structured and organized existence all came about by chance.
END: Where is the world headed?
The world is headed toward Christ’s second coming (Matthew 16:24-27).
Under Christ’s authority, men will be headed toward heaven or hell (Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1).
CHRIST: Who is the historical figure of Jesus Christ? Why is He important? Why did He impact the course of history?
Jesus is a real person; the Son of God in human flesh (John 1, 20).
Christ is God’s final revelation of Himself (John 1:18; Hebrews 1:1-2).
Christ died, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is returning again (Matthew 20:18-19; Acts 1:1-11).
CALL: What is Jesus’ message?
Repent, confess, and be free from sin (Luke 5:32, 18:13; Matthew 4:17; John 8:31-36).
Listen to Christ & follow Him as a disciple (John 10:27-28; Matthew 28:19-20). Tell others of what Christ said, so they can have the opportunity to believe in His words, not ours.
EVIL: Why is there evil and corruption in the world?
The Fall resulted in spiritual death and physical death to ensue (Gen. 3).
We live in a cursed world, and the world is given over to its sin (Romans 1:18-32).
The wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).
SEPARATION: Why do we feel separated from God? Why does it seem like God is distant?
Without repentance and faith in Christ and His substitutionary atonement, we ARE separated from God.
God is holy, and our sin separates us from God (Isaiah 6:3, 59:2; 1 John 1:5-6; Proverbs 15:29).
TRUTH: Why are there no answers to ultimate questions?
Truth is in Christ, and without Christ we live in ignorance (John 8:31-32; Ephesians 4:21, 17-19).
Enlightenment comes through understanding Christ’s preaching (Matthew 4:12-17).
PEACE: How can I have peace with God? How can I be forgiven for my sins?
Peace comes by faith through Christ’s work on the cross (Romans 5:1, 6-9)
Christ is the Lamb of God who takes away sin. In His death and sacrifice, He paid the penalty for our sins in our place (John 1:29; Isaiah 53:5-6).
In Christ and through His blood, we can be forgiven, washed, sanctified, and justified (Ephesians 1:5; 1 John 1:7; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11).