Many of your friends are wandering around
lost. They don't know God because no one has told them that Jesus
loves them. No one has told them they need to accept His free
gift of forgiveness and ask Jesus to come into their hearts.
God is always with you when you tell others about Jesus. The
Bible is God's Word. In His Word, He points the way you should
go and what to say to others about Him. We can help those who
are wandering around in the world without the hope and love of
Jesus in their heart.
We should remember, someone loved us enough
to point us in the right direction. God wants us to share the
Gospel (good news) of Christ. He places His love in us when we
are saved. Telling people the "good news" about Jesus
and how much He loves them is called "sharing the gospel."
Faith in God comes by hearing the Word of God. We were lost until
someone shared their faith in Jesus with us. We are learning
to know Jesus and can have a personal love relationship with
God because they did what God's Word told them to do. Sharing
the gospel is sharing God's love.
Emmi Squirrel and Liam Leapfrog look like
they might go the wrong way. There are pretty flowers on the
other path. Cami Cub is a caring friend and she has already shown
Joshua Jackrabbit the right way. He is excited and happy because
now He can show others the only true path to the cave. Emmi and
Liam will not get lost. They have such loving friends.
God wants us to care about others. He loves
everyone and wants them to know what Jesus has done for them.
Watch for opportunities to tell someone about God's wonderful
salvation plan. Show others how Jesus lives inside of you. Show
His unconditional love to a friend. Help someone in need. Forgive
someone like Jesus forgives. Invite a friend to your church or
Sunday school class. These are some other ways we can share the
gospel of Christ.
If you have not asked Jesus to
live in your heart, you can do that today!
Pray this prayer:
I understand that I do bad
things. You call this sin. I ask You to fill my empty heart with
Jesus. I believe that Jesus is Your Son. He was punished for
my sins. He died for me on the cross because He loves me. He
lives again. Please forgive the bad things I have done. Thank
you for sending Your Holy Spirit to live inside of me. Help me
to be like Jesus. Thank you God, for your wonderful plan. I am
Your child! Jesus is my Lord and my very best Friend!