God values the souls of men so highly that He sent His Son to die on the cross that men might be saved. When we see how precious all men are to God, we will do all we can to win them to Christ. In this lesson we are going to learn how to lead others to Christ. To win souls, we must know how to use the Word of God.
Just as a doctor does not give the same prescription to every patient, so the same verse will not meet the need of every person. You must have a good working knowledge of the Bible. In our last lesson we learned how to obtain a working knowledge of the Bible. Are you reading your Bible daily?
Are you memorizing Scripture? Have you established your Quiet Time? Do not neglect these things if you want to win souls. If we are to be soul-winners, we need something else: we need the power of God. The soul-winner's power comes from the Holy Spirit. When the Lord Jesus commanded His disciples to preach the gospel to every creature, He also promised them the power of the Holy Spirit. He said,. On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit. Peter stood up and preached in the power of the Holy Spirit and approximately 3, souls were saved.
It is the Holy Spirit who convicts people of sin; it is the Holy Spirit who shows people their need of a Saviour; and it is the Holy Spirit who reveals Christ to them. Ask God to fill you with the Holy Spirit so that you can be an effective soul-winner. The soul-winner's message is the gospel. The word "gospel" means "good news" and the good news is that Christ died for our sins and rose again to be our living Saviour. The Apostle Paul wrote,. Get these four facts firmly fixed in your mind, because you will use them in leading souls to Christ. In leading someone to Christ, you simply explain the four basic truths of the gospel.
His body will be destroyed, but his spirit will be saved when the Lord Jesus returns. Good News Strike him with a rod, and you will deliver his soul from Sheol. 1 quote from That their souls might be saved: 'While total avoidance of the wayward brother is not necessarily instructed, it is the case that contact wi.
The first step in leading a person to Christ is to show him from God's Word that he is a sinner. A good passage to use for this is Romans — Let him read these verses. This is what God says about us.
Now have him read Romans Before a person can be saved, he must realize that he is a sinner and be willing to give up his sins. The next step is to show him from God's Word that the penalty of sin is death. Because we are sinners and condemned to eternal death, we need a Saviour. Our next verse is a very familiar one— John Let him read it.
Whom does God mean when He says "the world"? He means every one. This includes you and me. What did God give to us? He gave His Son to us. This means that He gave Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Why did God give us a Saviour? Because He loves us and because we need a Saviour! We cannot save ourselves, so God gave Jesus to us to be our Saviour. If I give you something, do you have to pay me for it? Do you have to work for it? But there is one thing you must do—you must receive it.
God has given the Lord Jesus to us to be our Saviour, but we must receive Him. Now turn to John Have him read this verse. How does one become a child of God?
By receiving the Lord Jesus. Do you believe that He died on the cross for your sins and rose again? Do you believe that He is able to save you? Do you believe that He is willing to save you? Do you believe that He would come into your heart and save you right now if you asked Him to? If the answer to these questions is "Yes," then you can ask, "Would you like to ask the Lord Jesus to come into your heart right now? If so, then pray this prayer with me:. I believe that You are the Son of God, and that You died on the cross for my sins.
Please come into my heart right now, and be my Saviour. When a person truly receives Christ as his Saviour, God wants him to know that he is saved. How can a person know that he is saved? Thus "the implanted word" or "the innate word" is completely natural to the believer.
Of course, this cannot be true of unregenerate people. The word receive Gk dechomai here carries the idea of welcoming. As a matter of fact, the word is often used in the NT to refer to hospitality, welcoming people into one's home cf.
Because God's word is natural to believers, they should welcome i. Saving Your Souls As shown in the first article in this series Dec 91, p 2 , the word soul Gk psyche has a number of meanings. The meaning which fits this context is physical life. This passage is in harmony with many other passages in Scripture which speak of saving one's physical life from the consequences of sin. For example, consider the following verses from Proverbs and Ezekiel: As righteousness leads to life, So he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.
Prov The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death. Prov The soul that sins shall die. Ezek ,20 James is warning believers that failure to obey God will result in loss of one's physical life. James made this same point earlier in chapter one when he wrote, "sin, when it is full grown, brings forth death" Of course, while the immediate death of believers due to sin is reported on occasion in Scripture e. Rather, as one of my professors in seminary liked to illustrate it, sin is death dealing.
What does the Bible say about? Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. For by grace you have been saved through faith.
Besides, if we all had endless chances, there would be no urgency in responding to any of them. We must receive Christ. Being eternally secure does not exempt believers from the death-dealing consequences of sin. Jesus said,. Each man and woman born into this world is a being made of three 3 distinct components:. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? There is a Shepherd and Overseer; a Savior and Lord who is able to save your soul.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,. No one comes to the Father except through me. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.
I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. So we do not lose heart.
Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. You cannot serve God and money. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Flee from sexual immorality.