Extending an evangelistic invitation during your group time is easier than many think. In fact, how can we teach the Bible and the Gospel not be front and center? After His resurrection Jesus appeared to the two of His followers on the road to Emmaus “and beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself” (Luke 24:27).
The central theme of the Bible is: (a) Man has sinned and separated himself from Holy God; and (b) God loves man and has taken every measure to reconcile fallen man back to Himself.
Therefore, our Bible studies blaze a natural path to an evangelistic invitation! Don’t be afraid to walk that path!
Here are three easy steps to share the Gospel.
Seque – Leave 10 minutes at the end of your lesson and say something like…”we have seen man’s need for salvation”…”we have observed God’s heart for people”…”the Scripture clearly presents the Gospel”…etc.
Share the Gospel – Present the Gospel. Read verses in the Roman Road, pass out Gospel tracts and read each page as they follow along, have someone share a brief testimony of their conversion, etc.
Extend the Invitation – Say something like…”some of you may feel that God is speaking to your heart”…”God wants everyone of you to be saved,” etc. Pray for them, then offer to stick around after class to meet with anyone.
Allan Taylor is the Director of Church Education Ministry at LifeWay.