Read: Acts 18:22-28

Memory Verse: Acts 18:28

For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

Apollos was a godly man who loved the Lord and knew his Bible well, but he didn’t fully understand the Gospel. Aquila and Priscilla pulled him aside and “expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.” (Acts 18:26) Although he was an “eloquent man” who was very “fervent in spirit” and “instructed in the way of the Lord” he still had some things to learn about Jesus and how to share the Gospel with others.

There are five things that someone needs to understand in order to be saved. These should be presented in a clear and concise manner using one or two Scriptures and an illustration. There are multiple verses for each point and many good illustrations you can use. Choose what is most comfortable for you. Write it out and practice it until you are comfortable with sharing it.
This is what a person needs to understand and believe in order to be saved:

  1. His sin Romans 3:23, 3:10-12, Isaiah 64:6 (filthy rags), Jeremiah17:9 (heart deceitful) illus. – Bank robber, one sin a day
  2. His destination Romans 6:23, Jn. 3:18, 36, Revelation 20:11-15 illus. – Skunk, let you in the house Romans 3:13
  3. His provision Romans 6:23B, 5:8, John 3:16, I Corinthians 15:1-4 illus. – Wallet II Corinthians 5:21
  4. His faith Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5 – illus. – gift, money
  5. His decision Romans 10:9-10, 13, John 1:12, Revelation 3:20 illus. – Day married, joined
  6. His assurance I John 5:12-13 illus. – check

*Ask Pastor if you are not familiar with some of the illustrations.

Meditation for the Day: How prepared are you to share the Gospel with someone else?

Assignment: Write out the plan of salvation with verses and illustrations as you would like to share it. Memorize each step. Practice it until you are comfortable with sharing it.

For Fun: Ask someone to play the part of the “unsaved” person as you present the Gospel to them. Do an “after-action” evaluation.