Discipleship Essentials: God’s Story Worksheet

This worksheet will help you outline the God’s Story of salvation as it us revealed in scripture. By organizing your thoughts ahead of time, you can more easily share it when the Spirit provides that opportunity.

We recommend that you keep the simple and clear. Here is a brief template that addresses the main points of the Gospel.

Note: For a printable version of this worksheet, click HERE.

1. The Problem: Sin

Key Verses: Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23

Sin begins with the rejection of God, His will and His ways. Because we have all rejected God, both we and our world are severely broken and destined for judgment. Unless God acts for us, we will be eternally separated from Him.

In your journal or on a separate sheet of paper, translate this statement into you own words, that will easier for you to remember.

2. The Solution: Jesus

Key Verses: John 3:16-17; 10:10; 14:6

God has sent His Son Jesus, who is both God and Man, to save us from this judgment. By dying on the cross, He takes our judgment on Himself, so that we can be restored to a loving relationship with both God and one another. By raising from the dead, Jesus promises new, abundant, and eternal life to all who will follow Him as His disciple.

In your journal or on a separate sheet of paper, translate this statement into you own words, that will easier for you to remember.

3. Our Response: Repent and Believe

Key Verses: John 3:16-17; Romans 12:1-2

While Christ died for us, we do not receive the eternal benefits of His saving work unless we repent and believe. We repent by admitting our sinfulness before Him and asking for His mercy and forgiveness. We then believe that Christ has died for us and in our place, and, entirely because of His work on the cross, we now are adopted as beloved children into God’s eternal family. Given this new beginning, we commit ourselves to follow Him for the rest of our lives, learning from Him and obeying Him, as we depend upon His Spirit to cleanse us from our sinful hearts, minds, and actions.

In your journal or on a separate sheet of paper, translate this statement into you own words, that will easier for you to remember.

Note: As a guide, you may wish to use these phrases from our Essential Truths course:

Who Is God?
God is beyond us, God is with us, God is Trinity.
Who Is Jesus?
Jesus is God and Man, Lord and Savior.
Why the Cross?
The Cross is God’s solution to the human problem of sin.
Why the Bible?
The Bible Is God’s story with the power to shape our story.

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