Millions of people around the world are confused about what they must do to have everlasting life. This easy to read book gives an entertaining and illustrative view of the concept of eternal life and what you must do to receive it.
Lucas Kitchen is an American author of both Christian fiction and non-fiction. He has written over twenty books. His book Naked Grace was an Amazon bestseller in 2020, and For The Sake Of The King was as well in 2021.
I love to draw. I grew up doing art. That’s because my dad, even when my brothers and I were young, was a locally known painter. We studied the craft under his tutelage. His paintings and murals can be seen all around our area in banks, restaurants, and hospitals. In this section I hope to use a very simple bit of art to teach you how to share the Gospel with your friends.
I’m going to teach you to draw a simple diagram that will help you share the Gospel, and help those you’re sharing with understand. Now, I should say that you don’t have to draw a diagram to share the Gospel, but I believe it can help with clarity. Drawing can help us make it obvious what a person must do. They need it spelled out, or in this case drawn out.
I’ve seen Gospel drawings work time and again. In fact, virtually every kid who gets baptized at our church has seen a Gospel presentation that included a drawing. This is not only for kids, though. I lead a pastor’s conference a while back. With fifty pastors and ministers in the room, we began with a drawing based on John 3:16, just to make sure we were all on the same page. They appreciated the clarity, and I was told that some of them started using the drawing in their own ministry.
You may be wagging your head, saying, “I can’t draw.” Don’t worry. You can do the drawing I’m going to show you. If you can draw a stick figure and write words, then you can do this drawing. Along with the drawing I will include a basic explanation of some things you might want to say as you present the Gospel.
One added benefit of this style of presentation is that you can share it with people who already think they understand the Gospel. Let’s say you want to share the Gospel with someone who’s been in church for decades. There are plenty of church goers who don’t get it, right? This can be sticky since they will likely be insulted if you imply that they don’t already know the Gospel. Instead of hitting them on the nose with it, you can say something like this:
“Hey, I learned an easy and fun way to share the Gospel. Would you like me to teach you, so you can use it when you share the Gospel?”
Most people will say yes. This allows them to maintain their dignity, because instead of implying that they need to hear the Gospel, you are showing them a teaching tool that they can use. The beauty of it is, they hear the Gospel clearly presented without being insulted. Often what we do is have the person copy-draw the diagram as well. Having them draw it helps it to sink in. Usually after one drawing, they can duplicate it without help. It’s amazing how well the brain soaks up this kind of visual aid.
The Gospel presentation that I’m going to show you is based on John 3:16. That’s it. You don’t have to jump around to a dozen verses. You will be able to simply use that single verse to share God’s grace with anyone. With a pen and a piece of paper you’ll be able to let your listener in on the best news ever. So here we go.