Why and How You Should Tell Others About Christ

1 Peter 3:15; Assorted Scriptures
Re. Russell de Pina

You Should Share The Good News Because of What Christ Did For You

but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, 1 Pet. 3:15a (ESV)

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Rom. 10:14-15 (ESV)

kerysso – preaching, proclaiming.

You Must Understand That Sharing Your Salvation Through Good Works is More Important Than Sharing It With Words

“You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.“ You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. Mt. 5:13-16 (NLT)

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Eph. 2:10 (NLT)

Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” Jam. 2: 18 (NLT)

always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you 1 Pet. 3:15b (ESV)

A. You Must Be Prepared to Tell Others About Your Salvation Intelligently

Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. Eph. 6:14-15 (NLT)

B. You Must Be Prepared To Tell Others About Your Salvation Respectfully

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor? Jam. 4:12 (ESV)

having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 1 Pet. 3:16 (ESV)

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Rom. 12:21 (ESV)