What does it mean to ‘show and tell’ the Gospel’?

Ask the children if they have a ‘Show and tell’ time at school. Explain that a ‘Show and tell’ time is when you show and talk about something that is special to you. But did you know that Christians can ‘show and tell’ others what it means to be a Christian?

 
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Showing what it means to be a Christian –  Ask the children to describe how someone might show what it means to be a Christian. Remind the children that Christians believe the Holy Spirit works in the lives of people that have said ‘Yes’ to God's love and forgiveness. He works in their lives guiding and changing them from the inside-out to be more peaceful, patient and kind. Explain that by being patient and kind to others, people who have said ‘Yes’ to God's love and forgiveness can show what it means to be a Christian; they can show that the Holy Spirit is at work in their lives.

Telling others what it means to be a Christian – Ask the children to describe how someone might tell what it means to be a Christian. In the Bible we read that the Apostle Paul travelled from place to place telling people over and over again the good news about being a Christian. Today when Christians are asked what they believe, they too can tell people the good news about being a Christian.

Another word for good news is ‘gospel’. Christians tell people the Gospel. They tell people God's good news about being a Christian. 

A great way to think about the gospel is to remember the four points from the4points.com