A recent survey by Barna Research Group determined that only 4% of Americans have a Biblical worldview! Even more stunning is that they reported that only 9% of born again believers in America have a Biblical worldview! We have a generation of souls living now who have absolutely no foundation on which to place their faith. I have realized this to be true as I have witnessed to my neighbors and they have little understanding of the most basic Bible stories. Is it any wonder why so many in our country are lost and living without God?
I have come to realize that many of the challenges we faced in Nepal with proclaiming the Gospel to Buddhists and Hindus are similar to what we face in America. It is not enough that people hear but also that they understand what they hear before they believe on Jesus Christ as their way of salvation. We have for too long taken for granted that unbelievers know the terminology of the Gospel and simply do not have any idea of who the true God is, how man was made in His image and is separated by sin, and can only be reconciled by Jesus Christ.
In fact, as I was teaching about this in my adult Sunday School class recently, I shared the story of Jesus talking with the two on the road to Emmaus. Before revealing who He was, he taught from the law and the prophets “all things concerning himself.” Later that day, Jesus met with his disciples, and again he fulfilled all things which were written in the Old Testament about himself. Only after opening the Scriptures did Jesus open their understanding of them.
It has increasingly become my conviction that we need to present the Gospel from a Biblically chronological approach. It is imperative that we are thorough and clear when sharing the Gospel. Unbelievers must know who God the Creator is and the Book he has given. That is our authority where we find all of life’s answers; then the Fall in the Garden brings sin and death. Only after this bad news does the life and death of Christ make sense and his Resurrection personal for our need!
You may print out this simple guide for sharing the Gospel chronologically with others. You may click here to read about each story individually.