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Practical Tools for Disciple-Making: Evangelism (Part 2)

10.08.18 | by Larry Gates

    The last issue of Disciple-Maker’s Forum introduced an evangelism tool called the Romans Roads.  In this issue you will be introduced to another evangelism tool call the Four Spiritual Laws.  Just as there are physical laws that govern the physical universe, there are also spiritual laws that govern our spiritual relationship with God. The Four Spiritual Laws developed by Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) is a tool for sharing the gospel in a simple but effective way.  The Four Spiritual Laws and their supporting scriptures are shown below.

     

    Four Spiritual Laws

     

    Law One: God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.

     

        God’s love – “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, 

        but have eternal life” (John 3:16).

        God’s plan – “I came that they might have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10).

     

    Law Two: Man is sinful and separated from God.  Thus, he cannot know and experience God’s love and plan for life.

     

       Man is sinful – “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Roman 3:23).

       Man is separate – “For the wages of sin is death…” [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23).

     

    Law Three: Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin.  Through Him you can know and experience God’s love and plan for your life.

     

    He died in our place–“… but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

    He rose from the dead – “… Christ died for our sins… he was buried… he was raised on the third day, according to Scriptures… He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve.  After that he appeared to more than five hundred…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).                

    He is the only way to God – “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but through me”   (John 14:6).

     

    Law FourYou must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then you can know and experience God’s love and plan for your life.

     

    We must receive Christ – “But all who did received him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children    of God” (John1:12).

       We must receive Christ through faith – “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own

       doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

       When we receive Christ, we experience a new birth – “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see      

       the kingdom of God… Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom  

       of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I say to

       you, ‘You must be born again’” (John 3:3-8).

       We received Christ through a personal invitation – “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice    

       and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me” (Revelation 3:20).