PRAY Acrostic of Gospel Presentation…
There are many good gospel presentations forms or models available to help parishioners present the gospel to friends, but here is one way that incorporates the “pray” as an acrostic that makes it easy for the parishioner to remember and the one seeking Christ to follow in trusting Jesus for the assurance of eternal life…
P –We all have a problem. We have all sinned. We are all unable to build our own bridge to Heaven because we have sinned and willfully continue to sin.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23
Also look at: Isaiah 59:2 | 1 John 3:4 | Isaiah 64:6
R –As a result of all of mankind having a willful sin problem, the Son of God, Jesus Christ, stepped into humanity to pay the penalty of our sins by living the sinless life that we could not and would not.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
Also look at: John 1:29 | 1 Timothy 2:5 | Isaiah 59:1
A –We must accept the free gift of eternal life that Jesus Christ offers us or we will receive our own wages of sin in the judgment.
“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” – Romans 6:23
Also look at: John 3:16 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | John 1:12
Y –We must yield our life to Christ Jesus and we do this by confessing with our mouth, through prayer, that we are yielding ourselves to Him as Savior and Lord.
“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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” – Romans 10:9-10
Also look at: 1 John 1:9 | Psalm 51:10-12 | Romans 12:1-2