Use the Three-Story process to guide you as you share your faith.
The SHARE process can help guide a conversation about their story from secular to eternal.
- S - Ask about their SECULAR life.
- H - Ask about their HOME life.
- A - Ask about their ATTITUDE or how they feel about a topic you are discussing.
- R - Ask about their RELIGION, i.e., their religious or spiritual background or journey.
- E - ETERNAL Life - Ask for permission to tell your story or give them your MyStory tract which contains the story that changed your life, i.e., when someone told you what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
God created us to be with Him.
God created us to love Him and enjoy a relationship with Him forever. The Bible says "All things were created by Him and for Him." (Col 1:16)
Our sins separate us from God.
God's Word says "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" (Romans 3:23). This statement applies to everyone. We all sin, and ultimately we will stand in Judgment, declared guilty before a holy and perfect God. (Hebrews 9:27)
Sins cannot be removed by good deeds.
You see, there's nothing we can do to get to God. Good works, religion, morality, or philosophy, will not bridge the gap between sinful people and a holy God. God's Word states that all of our good deeds are like filthy rags before a holy God. (Isaiah 64:6)
But there is Good News. While God is holy and just and must judge sin, He is also loving and merciful and doesn't want to punish us. So God provided the way to restore our relationship with Him.
Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again.
Jesus lived a perfect life and did many miracles proving He was God. Because of His great love for us, Jesus paid the death penalty for every sin we ever committed. (Romans 5:8)
Jesus not only died for our sins. He was buried and rose again from the grave on the third day. (1 Corinthians 15:3-5, Rom 5:8) And he is the only way to get to God. He said "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)
Everyone who trusts in Jesus alone will have eternal life.
And that means anyone! Salvation involves turning to God from sin — that's called repentance — and trusting in Jesus alone for Salvation, receiving Him by faith. (Eph 2:8-9)
Jesus said "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him" (Rev 3:20) It requires faith and a personal invitation, surrendering complete control of your life to Him. God's Word says "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:” (John 1:12) And, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10:9)
God promised in His Word . . . "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Romans 10:13) What you do with Jesus is the most important decision you will ever make. Once you have trusted Him as your Savior and Lord, your life.
Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever.
Jesus said, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." (John 5:24)