Research By: Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
Sharing the Gospel should be a natural part of being a latter-day Saint. In Mark 16:15 it says that:
Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).
The Church provides us members of the church 8 Simple ways on how we can share the Gospel to others.
“I now extend to you the invitation to help transform the trickle into a flood. Beginning at this place on this day, I exhort you to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth — messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy — and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood.”
Without further ado here are 8 ways on how we can share the Gospel to others:
1. LIVE YOUR RELIGION
A Latter-day Saint’s life is his or her best sermon. Our conversations ought to be open, genuine, and engaged in with a spirit of kindness. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are most believable when our actions are in harmony with our beliefs.
2. ESTABLISH A FOUNDATION
Rather than responding to random questions, it might be helpful to establish a foundation—explain that we embrace Jesus Christ as our Savior and accept the Bible’s teachings, but believe that the Christian world departed from basic truths, and so Christ needed to restore His Church.
3. CONNECT THE DOTS
Try to discern the gospel principle at the heart of a question, and connect the answer back to the Savior. We do not need complicated, sophisticated arguments when the principles we try to live by come from the Son of God.
4. SHARE EXPERIENCES
Answering questions is not about reciting memorized answers. Sharing genuine, personal experiences can invite the Spirit to bear witness and carry the message into the listener’s heart.
5. UNDERSTAND YOUR AUDIENCE
The same conversation isn’t going to work for everyone—we all have different backgrounds. And remember that a casual question doesn’t require a half-hour lecture as a reply. Be sensitive to interest, comfort, and level of understanding. Signal that sensitivity so that those who are curious can feel at ease.
6. SOCIAL MEDIA
"With so many social media resources and a multitude of more or less useful gadgets at our disposal, sharing the good news of the gospel is easier and the effects more far-reaching than ever before,” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf said. Ask our team and read our volunteer section for opportunities to share the Gospel with us.
7. USE RESOURCES
The Church has created online resources that can be helpful for members to share with those who have questions. Church magazines are available online and in print, and items available at distribution centers may be helpful. Sharing a copy of the Book of Mormon may also be appropriate. You can also create an online profile on Mormon.org.
8. BE A FORCE FOR GOOD
Members of the Church can help clear up misconceptions and increase understanding of who we are and what we believe. People may see differences between what they believe and what Latter-day Saints believe, but they may also find common ground on which to build better relationships.
Share the Gospel to everyone.
“I now extend to you the invitation to help transform the trickle into a flood. Beginning at this place on this day, I exhort you
to sweep the earth with messages filled with righteousness and truth — messages that are authentic, edifying, and
praiseworthy — and literally to sweep the earth as with a flood.”
- Elder Bednar
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