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. The Gospel in a nutshell


Today there is no exposition of Scripture as such, but I will be doing a gospel presentation from the pulpit, while keeping our series in mind regarding the New Birth. The following is the Evangelism Explosion Tool which people can use. I cannot expound the presentation here, but post it for it's value. There are two sections, the one being the presentation, the other being the Bible verses fitting the presentation.

Outline #1: From Evangelism Explosion

I. The Introduction

A. Their secular life

B. Their church background

C. Our church

D. Testimony: personal or church

E. Two diagnostic questions:

1. "Have you come to a place in your spiritual life where you know for certain that if you were to die today you would go to heaven?" (1 Jn. 5:13)

2. "Suppose that you were to die tonight and stand before God and He was to say to you, ‘Why should I let you into my heaven?' What would you say?"

II. The Gospel

A. Grace

1. Heaven is a free gift. (Rm. 6:23; Eph. 2:8, 9) 2. It is not earned or deserved. (Rm. 3:20; Gal. 2:16)

B. Man

1. He is a sinner. (Rm. 3:10, 23; Ja. 2:10) 2. He cannot save himself. (Eph. 2:8,9; Tit. 3:5)

C. God

1. He is merciful and does not want to punish us. (Ex. 34:6) 2. He is just and must punish sin. (Is. 13:11)

D. Christ

1. Who He is - He is the Infinite God-Man (Jn. 1:1, 14)

2. What He did –

a. He paid for our sins. (Is. 53:4-6; 1 Cor. 15:3) b. He purchased a place in heaven for us. (Jn. 14:2) c. He offers it as a free gift. (Rev. 22:17)

E. Faith

1. What it is not

a. It is not mere blind faith. (Mt. 15:14) b. It is not head faith or intellectual assent. (Ja. 2:19) c. It is not temporal faith. (Jn. 2:23-25) d. It is not dead faith. (Ja. 2:17)

2. What it is

a. It is belief plus commitment (Jn. 8:30-32; Ja. 2:18) b. It is receiving Christ (Jn. 1:12;) c. It is trusting Christ alone for salvation (Acts 4:12)

III. The Commitment

A. The qualifying question: "Does this make sense to you?" B. The commitment question: "Would you like to receive this gift of eternal life?" C. The clarification of commitment D. The prayer of commitment E. The assurance of salvation (Rm. 10:13; 1 Jn. 5:11-13)

IV. The Immediate Follow-up

A. Stressing the Assurance of Salvation 1. Revisiting the Diagnostic Questions 2. Revisiting the Assurance Verses

B. Stressing the Aids to Spiritual Growth

1. Bible Intake: reading, study, meditation, and memorization

2. Prayer: daily communication with God

3. Worship: public and private

4. Fellowship: spending quality time with Christian friends

5. Witness: learning to share one’s faith with others


  1. 1. The introduction.

1 John 5:13 (ESV)
13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.

  1. 2. The Gospel.
    1. A. Grace

Romans 6:23 (ESV)
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 3:20 (ESV)
20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.

Galatians 2:16 (ESV)
16 yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.

  1. B. Man

Romans 3:10 (ESV)
10 as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;

James 2:10 (ESV)
10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.

Titus 3:5 (ESV)
5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,

  1. C. God

Exodus 34:6 (ESV)
6 The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Isaiah 13:11 (ESV)
11 I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

  1. D. Christ

John 1:1 (ESV)
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 (ESV)
14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Isaiah 53:4-6 (ESV)
4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

1 Corinthians 15:3 (ESV)
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,

John 14:2 (ESV)
2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

Revelation 22:17 (ESV)
17 The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

  1. E. Faith

Matthew 15:14 (ESV)
14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”

James 2:19 (ESV)
19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!

John 2:23-25 (ESV)
23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.

James 2:17 (ESV)
17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

John 8:30-32 (ESV)
30 As he was saying these things, many believed in him. 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”


James 2:18 (ESV)
18 But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

John 1:12 (ESV)
12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,

Acts 4:12 (ESV)
12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

  1. 3. The Commitment.

Romans 10:13 (ESV)
13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

1 John 5:11-13 (ESV)
11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.