Here is a simple guide to help you prepare your personal testimony, your story of redemption, that is a powerful way to share the Gospel and be a Radical Witness.
The Romans Road is a very simple gospel presentation. We’re hoping that these simple tools will help you as you engage in conversations and make a big deal out of Jesus where you LIVE, WORK, and PLAY.
Pray about who God might put in your path and “be ready” to share. 1 Peter 3:15
Look around for who that person might be. Is it a family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor or someone at the coffee shop? Make a list of people to, prayerfully, consider who you might share with.
Listen as you engage in conversation with this person. Listen for what areas you might have in common and how you can connect your story and the gospel in a relevant way to the person you're sharing with.
Share your story. We believe the Gospel is the greatest story to be told. Nothing has the power to change a life like Jesus and all He accomplished through His death and resurrection. As Christians, we have the privilege and responsibility of sharing how the Gospel has changed us. We want to help you tell your story.
- My life before Jesus...
- My encounter with Jesus...
- My life after coming to Jesus...
The Romans Road
After you’ve given your testimony, look for a relational way to share what the Bible says about the plan of salvation. The Romans Road illustration will make clear what God’s Word says about his or her condition.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
- This verse clearly indicates that we all need help and are incapable of saving ourselves.
- It points out that the standard is God’s glory. Our goodness or deeds will never measure up regardless of how we compare to other people.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
- This verse explains the consequences of our sin.
- It points out was God has done.
- It emphasizes the centrality of Christ.
“That if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
- This verse shows the need for a personal response.
- It affirms that the Gospel is centered in the person and identity of Jesus.
- It proclaims the uniqueness of the historical event of the resurrection.
- It gives assurance of salvation.
After sharing these passages, ask what, if any reason they might have for not putting their trust in Christ and if they would like to have assurance for eternity through Jesus as their savior? You would be willing to lead them in prayer.