Sharing the Gospel with family and friends or with co-workers can be something quite intimidating, and yet 1 Peter 3:15 tells us that need to ‘always be ready to make a defence for the hope that lies within us’. We are called to make disciples and this happens through the witness and testimony of God’s Word and our own faith displayed. When sharing the gospel is can be quite easy to go to our favourite verse John 3:16 and that is great but next time the opportunity arises, perhaps consider sharing these 6 “C’s” of the gospel.

Creation – In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The first man and woman enjoyed a perfect relationship with God. Everything in the universe was good.

Curse – But everything fell apart. Adam and Eve rebelled. Because of Adam’s sin, we are all sinners, doing and thinking what is against God, displeasing to God & of detriment to our own good.

Christ – So God sent His Son, Jesus Christ – full of grace and truth, power and mercy, humility and holiness – to make a way for sinners to be made right with God again.

Cross – Jesus died for our sins on the cross, bearing the punishment we deserve. He rose again on the third day in demonstration of His power over sin and death.

re-Creation – Just as God raised Jesus to new life, so God is regenerating or making new, those who are believers. Romans 6:17 – we who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the truth of the Word. And one day God’s people will live forever, free from pain, and full of joy in God’s presence.

Commitment – This good news is for those who turn from their sin and trust in Jesus. None of us deserve God’s mercy but we can be made right with God through Jesus Christ. We must however die to our sin and old self in order to live this new life. 

Contributed by Alex Townsend