The reality is that there is not one cookie-cutter method for sharing the gospel, but I would like to share a method that I have found to be effective. It is an approach that has Biblical precedent in the early church and I have dubbed it the Isaiah 53 Method. In Acts 8, the Apostle Phillip encounters an Ethiopian eunuch on the side of the road. Led by the Holy Spirit, Philip approaches the high ranking official, who is reading Isaiah 53:7-8 from a scroll.
The Ethiopian did not understand the meaning of this passage, which prophetically speaks of the suffering that the Messiah would endure to "[bear] the sin of many" and "[make] intercession of the transgressors" (Isaiah 53:12). Using this prophecy as a launching point, Philip "began with that very passage of Scripture and told [the Ethiopian] the good news about Jesus" (Acts 8:35). The Ethiopian believed the gospel, was baptized, and returned joyously to his homeland, where he likely spread the gospel and sparked the formation of the Coptic Church, which exists to this day.
I like to start with the passage that just precedes the one that Philip used to explain the gospel to the Ethiopian. Isaiah 53:3 – 5 says:
If you have a desire to share the gospel and are unsure how to get started, I encourage you to give this approach a try. If you do, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.