Posted by: Jonathan Stepp | September 29, 2008

Sharing the Good News

Here’s a simple outline for sharing the gospel: all you have to do is remember the distinct role each member of the Trinity plays in the good news.

Suppose you were going to talk to a friend about the good news of Jesus. You might say something like this:

I believe that God’s very nature is loving relationship because he exists in relationship as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Father created you and me in the Son so that he could adopt us into that loving relationship as his children.

The Son became the man Jesus in order to accomplish this plan. When he joined us in our humanity he included us all in the relationship he shares with the Father in the Spirit. We are Jesus’ brothers and sisters and his Father is our Father.

The Holy Spirit has been telling us this truth all our lives, through the love of our families and the joys we’ve experienced on our way through life. Right now he’s telling you in your soul that you are liked, loved, and included in the life of God. Everything good in your life is because the Father has adopted you and embraced you in Jesus.

With this system, if you know the gospel, there are really only five words you have to remember as your outline: “I believe”, “Father”, “Son”, and “Spirit”.



  1. Thanks for sharing this. I love how simple this is. Simple enough for a child — which means I get it too. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the encouragement! In fact, I’ve started using this as an outline when I work with children in a kids’ small group each week – and you’re right, not only do they get it, so do I!

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