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The Gospel Test: Do Your People Really Know the Good News?

God created us to be with him.
Our sins separate us from God.
Sins cannot be removed by good deeds.
Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again.
Everyone who trusts in him alone has eternal life.
Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever.

Why invest the energy in getting others to memorize an acrostic? You wouldn’t dare try to play the guitar without mastering the chords. Well, think of these six points as “chords” to the Gospel message. Have those you lead memorize these points and personalize them until they can turn these six chords into beautiful music spiced with their own story and style. Soon their explanation of the Gospel will go from awkward to awesome. To help you train those you lead, here is a podcast you can watch and a PDF outline you can use which will help you equip them in the GOSPEL Journey Message.

Whether you choose to use the GOSPEL Journey Message or something else, the main thing is that those you minister to on a weekly basis have a clear, cogent, and complete understanding of the simple truth of the good news of Jesus Christ. If you don’t think they need it, I dare you to break out the video camera and microphone this Sunday at your church. Interview ten random people and see if they can pass the Gospel test.

You may be surprised.

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Hi, I'm Greg Stier, CEO and Founder of Dare 2 Share Ministries. On this blog I share personal experiences about life, ministry, and how we are mobilizing teenagers across America to share their faith. I would love to connect with you. Follow me on TwitterFacebook or join a move of God at Dare 2 Share.