In Mark Dever’s The Gospel & Personal Evangelism he gives us a list of four things that the gospel is not.
- The gospel is not simply that we are okay.
- The gospel is not simply that God is love.
- The gospel is not simply that Jesus wants to be our friend.
- The gospel is not that we should live the right way.
In another book of his, The Deliberate Church, he gives us a helpful four step guideline to sharing the gospel.
- God– who is God, and what is he like?
- Man– what is man, and what has he done?
- Christ– who is Jesus, and what did he do?
- Response– a call for repentance and belief