0326-How to Share the Gospel 如何分享福音

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 (NKJV) Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to US the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.

The ministry and the word of reconciling the people to God is given to every Christian. We are to share the good news that God has sent Jesus Christ to reconcile the world to Himself. Instead of imputing our trespasses to us, God has placed all our sins and transgression onto Jesus Christ and judged all the sins placed on Him. Jesus took all our sins upon Himself and received the wrath of God when He hung on the cross. He was made sin for us so that we can have His righteousness that enables all of us to stand right before Him.

The Response Pyramid is a tool that can help us when we share the Gospel with different kinds of unbelievers. Broadly speaking, unbelievers will fall into two main categories, namely Type A and B, which can be further broken down into five levels.

Type B (Level 5) represents the largest group of people whose typical mindset is “We’re all going to the same place via different roads”. They have no interest in the Christian faith and may object strongly to the sharing of the Gospel. We need to develop relationships with them and expose them to the reality of Christ in our own lives. Our personal testimony is a powerful tool in making them aware of what Christ means to us. While many deny, ignore or even reject the Gospel, this gives them cause to stop and think.

Type B (Level 4) represents the second largest group. They have an awareness of the Gospel but are not receptive; they have heard about Jesus but choose not to believe.

Type B+ (Level 3) don’t object to being friends with Christians and may attend church or Christian gatherings occasionally. We should engage in friendship evangelism. Sharing your life experience after conversion allows them to see how God has met your needs in the same situations they are facing and may lead to an opening to pray for their situations.

Level 2 (Type A) is open to the Gospel. They may already have some understanding of Christianity and are willing to attend church. It is appropriate to do Bible Study, explain the message of salvation to them or even lead them through the Sinner’s Prayer if they are ready.

Level 1 (Type A) is very close to making a decision for Christ—they may just be waiting to be asked. The best way is to pray for them.

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歌 林 多 後 書 5:18-20
18 一 切 都 是 出 於 神 ; 他 藉 着 基 督 使 我 们 与 他 和 好 , 又 将 劝 人 与 他 和 好 的 职 分 赐 给 我 们 。
19 这 就 是 神 在 基 督 里 , 叫 世 人 与 自 己 和 好 , 不 将 他 们 的 过 犯 归 到 他 们 身 上 , 并 且 将 这 和 好 的 道 理 托 付 了 我 们 。
20 所 以 , 我 们 作 基 督 的 使 者 , 就 好 像 神 藉 我 们 劝 你 们 一 般 。 我 们 替 基 督 求 你 们 与 神 和 好 。

每一个基督徒都领受了那使人与神和好的事工与信息。 我们要分享这个好消息,那就是神差遣耶稣基督使世人与祂和好。 神没有将我们的过犯归咎于我们,而是将我们所有的罪过和过犯归罪于耶稣基督,并审判了所有归于祂的罪过。当祂被挂在十字架上之时, 耶稣担当了我们所有的罪孽承受了上帝的烈怒。 祂为我们成为了罪,好叫我们拥有祂的义,这义使我们所有人都能站立在祂的面前。

B型(5级)代表了最大的一群人,他们的典型心态是“我们终将殊途同归”。 他们对基督教信仰不感兴趣,并可能强烈抗拒福音的分享。 我们需要与他们建立关系,让他们有机会领略我们自己生命中实实在在的基督。 我们的个人见证是个强有力的工具,使他们意识到基督对于我们的意义。 尽管许多人会否认,忽视甚至拒绝福音,但这使他们有理由停下来思考。

类型B(级别4)代表第二大组。 他们认识福音但不愿接受。 他们听说过耶稣,但选择不相信。

B +型(第3级)不反对与基督徒成为朋友,并可能偶尔参加教堂或基督徒聚会。 我们应该进行友谊布道。分享你归信后的生活经验,使他们看到当初你面对与他们目前所遭遇的同样情形时神如何满足了你的需求,这或许能使他们打开心门让你为他们的状况祷告。

2级(A型)对福音持开放态度。 他们可能已经对基督教有所了解,并愿意参加教堂礼拜。合宜的做法是:和他们一起研读圣经,向他们解释救恩的意义,甚至如果他们准备好了,索性带领他们做认罪决志祷告。

1级(A类)非常接近决志信主–他们可能只是在等待被问到。 最好的方法是为他们祷告。