A roadblock to sharing the gospel with others is not knowing exactly what to share. Thus, Bible passages that give us a gospel summary are especially helpful and important. One such passage is Acts 10.34-43. Here we find the truth that the gospel is available to all people:
"I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him." (Acts 10.34-35)
With a recognition of this fact, it is important to share "the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed." (Acts 10.37). This involves familiarity with the earthly life and ministry of Christ, as we learn in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Verse 38 is a good summary. This will certainly include the declaration and demonstration of His main message, the kingdom of God.
His suffering, death, and resurrection are all important in sharing the gospel (verses 39-41). Unlike the apostles, we cannot testify that we were literally eyewitnesses of the resurrected Christ, but this is a great opportunity for us to declare our testimony concerning how the risen Christ has changed our lives.
Lastly, sharing that God has appointed Him judge of the living and dead, and that saving faith in Him saves us from sin, is important (verses 42-43).
Acts 10.34-43 is a great gospel pattern passage for sharing. May we use it effectively, as those empowered by Holy Spirit.
©Steve Taylor, 2017 --Used by permission