Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Marking your bible for easier evangelism.

 I thought this was an efficient way to explain the gospel and salvation to someone by doing a step by step in my bible, rather than having to search for the scriptures from the top of my head when the time came.
So first I open my bible to a blank page in the front and wrote Plan of Salvation: John 3:16. So I remember I am to start there. Right next to John 3:16 I write the next scripture I am to go with a (PS) before it and a hint as to what it is so I can explain as I go. Then I flip to that scripture that I wrote down and do the same thing until I get to the end. So here is the scriptures I chose.

John 3:13... Romans 6:23 wages of sin
Romans 6:23....Hebrews 9:22 law says we need bloodshed
Hebrews 9:22...1 Peter 1:19 blood of Christ without spot
1 Peter 1:19...Matthew 1:23 born of a virgin
Matthew 1:23...Hebrews 7:27 final sacrifice
Hebrews 7:27...Romans 10:9 how to be saved
Romans 10:9...Acts 2:38 repent...
Acts 2:38      I write down (PS) END.
Here is an example starting from 1 Peter 1:9...I went to the verse and then wrote down the next verse in line Matthew 1:23.

Now at Matthew 1:23, I write down Hebrews 7:27 and so forth.

So what I would say would be something like this: God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that who would believe in Him would have everlasting life. The bible tells us in Romans 6:23 that the wages of sin is death so how can we have eternal life? In Hebrews 9:22 we see that the old testament tells us that we need blood for the remission of our sins and we also know from the old testament that the sacrifice had to be without spot. 1 Peter 1:19 says that Christ was without spot and that he was that blood. He was born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23) and was sin free. He was that final sacrifice as stated in Hebrews 7:27 so we no longer need any more blood. His was sufficient. So how can receive this free gift and be saved? Romans 10:9 tells us that if we confess with our mouth and believe in our hearts that God raised Christ from the dead, we are saved. Then Acts 2:38 tells us we are to repent and be baptized and that we will receive the gift of the holy spirit. 

CREDIT FOR THIS IDEA (which I made my own):


David Love said...

This is very helpful, and I intend to do just what you've instructed here, thank you!

Rachel Reid said...

This is a wonderful idea to try!To see which comes next without getting stuck. I have been taught the gospel by way of the Romans road but I find this way tends to answer more questions that I've bee asked along the way.

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