Winning Souls For His Kingdom
Proverbs 11:30: “. . .he that winneth souls is wise”.
We have a responsibility to pass on to others what we have received. We have received Christ and His salvation. We should tell others of Christ and the way of salvation. Mark 16:15 tells us to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” Every Christian can and should witness for Jesus Christ. Jesus also promised us the power when the Holy Spirit came, He would give us the power to be witnesses for Christ. (Acts 1:8) A witness is simply one who tells what he has heard, seen, and experienced.
Witnessing is much more than just telling others about Christ. That is definitely part of it, but more than that is “being” a witness for Him. The best way to teach others about Christ and to make them desire to have Jesus in their own lives is to live a consistent, loving, Christ-centered life in front of them. If you show yourself to be a good friend, a good listener, attentive to the needs of those around you, and morally upright, then people will be likely to listen to you when you tell them about Christ because they will see that there is something genuinely different about you.
Is Winning Souls Important?
The work of winning souls is the greatest job on this earth. The eternal souls of men, women, and children depend upon our telling them. If we don’t tell them of Christ and His desire to save them, they will perish in hell forever. So, let’s consider below 7 points to become an effective soul-winner.
Many would not think this to be important, but it is. The unsaved person has many ideas about Christians, so we should be the best representatives of Christ we can. Don’t forget, the neighbors are watching the appearance of you, your family, your yard, and even how you keep your house (http://miraculouschurch.org/lesson6.html). Be a good example.
When you go to homes to visit, remember these few things. Always be nice to people, regardless of the circumstances you might find.
Compassion This may be the most important of the three. Always be mindful that when you witness to a person, he or she will live forever either in heaven or in hell. Before you go, be sure to pray and ask God to help you. The Holy Spirit will guide and help you in witnessing. We never go alone, for He is with us always.
Memorize Salvation Verses
**John 3:16 **For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
**Romans 3:10 ** As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one.
**Romans 3:23 ** For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
**Romans 5:8 ** But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinner’s Christ died for us.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
Find Common Ground “Where did you grow up? Tell me about your family, where you went to school, and your job.” People love to talk about themselves. Asking engaging questions about someone’s life (and being a great listener) equips you to identify needs and life experiences. This enables you to understand how your testimony relates to their situation.
Ask Their Permission “Can I tell you an unbelievable story?” Everyone loves a good story, and this works with close friends or even casual acquaintances.
Explain candidly how you realized your need for Christ and what a relationship with Him means to you. Offer to pray with them to accept Jesus.
Be Completely Blunt “Have you given your entire life to Jesus Christ?” Some people really respond to this approach even though it is not as common.
You don’t always have the time to develop a lengthy conversation with a passing stranger, yet the Holy Spirit wants you to share with them. In such an encounter, this may be your only chance. Swallow your fears and share your faith with confidence.
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Winning Souls for His Kingdom