Answers In Genesis posted some handy acronyms to help us remember the attitude of our hearts while we share the Gospel.
I’m not the best when it comes to remembering acronyms, especially when I create them like this:
That’s not how you do it, but this is:
Compassion is cultivated as we view each person as a soul who will spend eternity with or without God.
Accept the person as an individual who has been created in the image of God.
Respect each person and treat him or her with dignity. The cultivation of good listening skills is critical to the proper communication of the gospel message.
Encourage the person along the way as you help answer his or her questions.
Connect to others in common areas of life by being yourself and being transparent. Let your heart connect to their heart.
Assess the worldview of your prospect before responding so you can understand his or her questions and know how to properly answer them.
Responding graciously is just as important as having accurate information.
I will be praying for you and those whom you share the Gospel with this Easter season. Friends, do not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9), for we are not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation (Romans 1:16a).