We should do everything we can to uncomplicate the gospel so that an unchurched person can understand it and respond quickly.
If we use big theological words and deep teaching from the bible we will not get very far with people. We may impress a few, we may even impress ourselves, guaranteed we will come across as religious. We might win some arguments and sound intellectually superior but we will have a hard time engaging and winning a persons heart.
We have to be aware of the language we use after being part of a church for a time—our Christianese is distracting and irrelevant to the unchurched person.
Instead we can present the gospel at it’s best when we are generously and consistently loving our neighbor and obediently telling them about Jesus in our everyday conversations using our everyday words. That’s a gospel people cannot deny.
Who exactly is our neighbor? It’s every person that comes into our world.
Our mothers, brothers, fathers, sisters, co-workers, people at school, people on the train, people on the bus, people in the supermarket, our hairdresser, our restaurant server, our boss, our employees, other parents at a soccer game, the person making our morning cappuccino and literally the person living next door.
Every person we lay our eyes on—even those we think of as an enemy—is potentially a person we have the opportunity to share Jesus with.
Realize that God wants to reach all people, 2Peter 3:9. So we don’t have to stop and ask, should I tell this person? We just need to go ahead and tell that person and every person. Be generous. Be consistent. Be obedient and talk about Jesus in your everyday conversation, with your everyday words, Matthew 28:19.