Aug 10, 2016
WOFCF Bible Explosion
Leading Souls To Christ – Part Three (Prov 11:30)
Love is essential…the essential quality of a soul-winner is love for people. You cannot win souls if you do not love souls. God loves all people…all are precious in His sight. Ask God to fill your heart with His love.
Point #1 Be Courteous and Tactful
In seeking to win a person to Christ you must be bold, yet you must be tactful and courteous. You must turn the conversation to spiritual matters without causing offense. Next, you must find out what a person believes about the way of salvation.
One way to do this is to ask this question: "If someone were to ask you, 'How can I become a child of God?,' what would you say?" Most unsaved people think that a person becomes a Christian by being baptized, by joining the church, or by doing good deeds. These things are good, but they do not save anyone. The Bible says, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)
After you have explained this, you can ask, "Would you like for me to show you from the Bible what God says about how a person is saved?" If the answer is "yes," then you can proceed with the four steps (given above) in leading a person to Christ.
Point #2 You Can Win Children
Can children be saved? Yes, they surely can! In fact, it is much easier for children to trust the Lord Jesus as Saviour than it is for grown-ups. The Lord Jesus told us this. He said, "Unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:3) How old does a child have to be to be saved? Old enough to know that he has done wrong.
How do you lead a child to Christ? Simply show him from God's Word that he has sinned and that he needs a Saviour. Then tell him about the Saviour who died for his sins and ask him to receive Jesus into his heart.
Point #3 Overcome Your Fears
One of the greatest hindrances to personal work is the fear of people. We are afraid of what others will think. I met a Christian who was a fearless personal worker and I asked if he had always been bold. He replied that he had once been as timid as anyone had. One day he could stand it no longer. He fell on his knees with his Bible open at Psalm 34:4: "I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." He said, "Lord, You did this for David. Do it now for me." God heard his prayer and answered it.
Ask God to do the same for you. You have the message that brings eternal life to people, and you must give it out boldly. When we are fearful of people, we make them bigger than the gospel message. This is not pleasing to God.
Part #4 You Can Win Souls
There are people all around you who need to be saved.
1. Begin now to pray for them
2. Watch for an opportunity to witness to them
3. Learn the four basic truths of the gospel (fact of sin; penalty of sin; Christ paid the penalty; we must receive Christ)
4. Learn how to answer objections
5. Be ready and God will use you
Don't be afraid of making a mistake. You will make the greatest mistake of all if you don't try to win someone to Christ.