02. Sharing Your Faith – Four Spiritual Laws

I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.

Romans 1:16

What and Why


“You will be my witnesses.” (Acts 1:8)   The disciples couldn’t have imagined how this one promise would change the lives of millions. Across the centuries, those who follow Jesus have been his witnesses. They have been used by God to change societies.


Today students across the world are trusting God to speak through them. They are bringing the life-changing message of a risen Savior to their classmates and friends. Each time they witness for Christ, they taste a satisfaction that reflects their Father’s pleasure. They have the honor of offering a life-changing message to others.


While witnessing for Christ brings great satisfaction it also raises pressing questions and fears.  Many feel ill prepared to effectively share their faith.  Christians, who are skilled at discussing sports, economics, and fashion, feel that discussing spiritual matters is different.  They encounter something in modern culture that raises concern.  


We know what it is like to have the opportunity to share Christ but not know what to say.  This lesson helps us learn how to effectively talk about Jesus, and God's free gift of salvation.  God wants to use you to expand his Kingdom and to lead others to new life in Christ.  



The message in the Four Spiritual Laws is simple. It focuses on the major themes people need to know and believe in order to place their faith in Christ.  Read through the Four Spiritual Laws so that you are familiar with it.


In the following video you will see a brief overview of how the tool might be used.

Learning from the Word

Read Acts 8:1-5, 26-40.

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The text notes several things about Philip.


♦ 8:1 – Tells us that some people were “scattered” due to persecution, and some stayed (the apostles). When we combine this with verse 4, we find that Philip was one of those people who were scattered. He wasn’t an apostle. He was however, described in Acts 6:5 as full of faith and the Holy Spirit.

♦ 8:5 – Philip knew how to share the gospel with others. He was actively proclaiming Christ.

♦ 8:29 – Philip was directed by God to share his faith with someone from a different background. He was prepared to share the gospel with an Ethiopian who circulated among the elite.


In this passage, what was God’s role in what happened?


What was Philip’s role in the Ethiopian coming to Christ?


What was the message that Philip shared with the Ethiopian? (8:35)


We want to be like Philip. We want to ‘open our mouth’ and be able to lead someone to faith in Jesus Christ. There are many ways to help someone believe in Jesus. We will introduce you to one of them.


A tool: The Four Spiritual Laws.


The Four Spiritual Laws has been used by the Lord to touch millions of people and to help them understand the gospel. Please look at this brief video in which students from the Philippines tell how they were blessed by the message it contains.


If you don’t already have a copy of the Four Spiritual Laws please follow the link to locate it in your language.  www.4laws.com


You can also download an App called “God Tools” which will give you the tool in an electronic form. www.godtoolsapp.com


The message in the Four Spiritual Laws is simple. It focuses on the major themes people need to know and believe in order to place their faith in Christ.  Read through the Four Spiritual Laws so that you are familiar with it.


In the following video you will see a brief overview of how the tool might be used.


Connecting with the Truth


Learning through simulation


Most professions require people to practice their skills. Before the big game a coach leads athletes through intense practice. Musicians rehearse their music time and time again before a concert. The following video clip is an example of a modern tool used in the film industry that helps everyone prepare for complex film shoots.

How does a “pre-visualization” help actors like Keanu Reeves prepare for their work?


How does the tedious work of “pre-visualization” affect the final product that we see in the theater?

The “pre-visualization of Matrix Reloaded” illustrates the power of simulation. After the actors and film crew have studied the scene, rehearsed it in their mind or mimed it in their room, each walks on set, prepared for their role. The simulation gives the actors the freedom to focus intently on any portion of the film that is particularly challenging for them. The benefits are experienced during the filming of each scene, when good preparation elevates everyone’s contribution.


You can simulate using the Four Spiritual Laws by practicing it with a believer. The simulation will help you visualize what it might be like to sit down with someone and share the gospel.


There is one important instruction you need to share with your practice partner. Your practice partner should be agreeable with the message in order that an easy situation is created. The point is to practice using a new tool in order to get the feel of the tool.


Do the simulation with a friend.


Together, work through the gospel presentation from the introduction to the prayer.


When you are finished, discuss with your partner how it went.

Taking Action

You have read the Four Spiritual Laws. Then you watched a demonstration of the Four Spiritual Laws. You then simulated it.   It’s time to share the gospel.


You might be wondering, “How do I start a conversation with someone and transition to sharing the Four Spiritual Laws?” There are some simple things you can try. Meet with a friend or classmate. Tell them that you learned something that has helped you know how to know God personally and you would like to share it. Let your friend know that you would also like to hear his/her opinion on the subject. That’s really all you need to do. Then take a step of faith and trust God to guide you.


Share the Four Laws with someone.


Remember, success in witnessing is taking the initiative to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, leaving the results to God.


Reflecting on what was learned


Now that you have shared the gospel using the Four Spiritual Laws it is time to evaluate what you learned. Take a moment to write down what went well. Also note what didn’t go so well.


In this lesson we focused on learning a skill by using a tool. While we are thankful for the many tools that have been created we know that people are not won to Christ through methods and materials. They respond through the ministry of the Holy Spirit who uses God's Word, and different methods to draw them to the Savior.


But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

Titus 3:4-5


Extras just for you


See a demonstration of GodTools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyCT9vhOcbI


Quite a few years ago a student in Ghana was in a similar situation to you. He found himself challenged to share his faith. He now reflects back on that moment.


Enjoy the link:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lqh8IoViJQ


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