How to Know God Articles
Discover how to know Christ personally, then how to share Him with others.
- At the Threshold of an Open Door Sharing Christ with others doesn’t usually come easily to us, without a good dose of fear and hesitancy to overcome first. Chuck Swindoll relates his experiences in the Marine Corps, where he had to overcome his own fears in order to share the hope within him with the unsaved men surrounding him. As he needed to back then, so must we remind ourselves of the lost state of those who need salvation, so we will remain motivated and passionate about leading souls to Christ.
- Giving and Living the Gospel Chuck Swindoll recalls a service station owner he once knew who was a wonderful example of lifestyle evangelism. His witnessing was a natural extension of who he was; it was not pressured, because he knew it was up to God to change a person’s heart. Chuck gives three important truths to remember when witnessing, which will help us be effective and make better use of our opportunities.
- How Does the Death of Jesus Save Me? This article was written to answer this specific question, and it explains clearly the theology behind Jesus’s substitutionary death to pay the penalty required for our sins. It explains how God’s holiness and righteous standard require justice and cannot merely overlook our sin. And it helps us understand exactly what Jesus went through when He died to secure our salvation.
- How to Begin a Relationship with God This article presents a very clear explanation for why all people need a Savior and why Jesus Christ is the only one in all of history who can provide salvation. Finally, it offers the step of faith needed to begin a personal walk with God. If you haven’t taken that step, read this article today!
- The Cemetery Evangelist The hope of resurrection may seem like a vague, intangible theory—until you lose someone very dear to you. Chuck Swindoll tells the story of a neighbor who needed hope while grieving her departed husband. Once she heard and embraced the gospel for herself, she joyfully spread the news of triumph over death through Christ to other graveside mourners she encountered.
- The Full Gospel . . . And Nothing More The author presents a challenge every Christian needs to accept: learn how to explain the gospel of Jesus Christ clearly and succinctly without getting bogged down by non-essentials. Read this article to find out what is meant by the term “the full gospel” and how you can present it plainly.
- The Philip Approach to Evangelism After giving some humorous examples of how not to share the gospel with someone, Chuck Swindoll describes the account of Philip’s encounter with the Ethiopian statesman in Acts 8. He draws seven principles out of Philip’s approach to evangelism, which are just as important for us to follow in our witnessing today as they were back in Philip’s day.
- This Should Be Me God instituted the Passover meal with the Hebrews to help them remember for years to come their miraculous deliverance from Egypt. In the same way, the authors encourage us to find ways to remember our own miraculous deliverance through the shed blood of Christ, our perfect substitution. They encourage us to find some kind of tangible expression that will help us to personalize the meaning of Easter.
- Two Ways You Can Share Your Faith This article presents two very simple but effective ways to break the ice with someone when desiring to share the gospel. Telling your own experience of your life before and after salvation can be a powerful witness that can’t be refuted. Also, knowing some good questions to ask and having the willingness to listen can take you far in bridging gaps with those who need to be reached.