And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom… For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified... And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
–1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Billy Graham spoke to a group of about 100 very affluent men and women at a dinner party. These were some of the smartest, wealthiest, and most successful people in America. Yet Billy Graham spoke to them like they were children:
lovingly, tenderly, and simply.
Many people may have doubted there would be much of a response that night from such a dignified crowd. But about half of those men and women came to Christ with a simple presentation of the Gospel. It wasn’t clever words; it was the truth and the power of God that provoked a response.
One excuse I constantly hear for not sharing the Gospel is that people don’t know what to say. They don’t think they have just the right words or can explain everything perfectly. But the truth is that clever speech shouldn’t be what attracts people; the simple Gospel should.
Don’t let your uncertainty turn you away from sharing God’s truth. Tell others that Jesus died for their sins so that they can be saved. Share the Acts 2:38 message for the plan of salvation. That’s all it takes. And when you do, people will be attracted to the truth and will come to know Jesus through God’s message! Keep the gospel simple when you share and let God attract people through the truth not clever words.