Aug 17, 2016
WOFCF Bible Explosion
Leading Souls To Christ – Part Four (Prov. 11:30)
Point #1 Some Will Have Objectives
“I am not a great sinner." Answer: God says that we are all sinners.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)
"I am Baptist… Methodist… a Catholic, etc." Answer: Church membership does not save anyone…you must be born again. Jesus said, "Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
"There are hypocrites in the church.” Answer: Yes, there are, but there will be no hypocrites in Heaven. You will not be judged by what someone else did, but by your own life. The Bible says, "So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." (Romans 14:12)
"I would have to give up too much.” Answer: If you are not willing to give up your sins, you will be lost forever. Is it worth this? Jesus said, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" (Mark 8:36)
"I am waiting until I become better.” Answer: You cannot make yourself better. The Lord Jesus tells us to come to Him just as we are, and He promises to receive us. He said, "…the one who comes to me I will by no means cast out." (John 6:37)
"I am afraid I can't live the Christian life." Answer: No one can…until Christ comes to live in us. He enables us to live the Christian life. The Apostle Paul said, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)
"I am too great a sinner." Answer: Jesus came to save sinners. He will save anyone who comes to Him. The Apostle Paul said, "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief." (1 Timothy 1:15)
"I am doing the best I can." Answer: We are not saved by our good works, but through faith in Christ. "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)
"I think one way is as good as another so long as you are sincere." Answer: You may be sincere, but you may be sincerely wrong. The Bible says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." (Proverbs 14:12)
Jesus is the Saviour…the only Saviour. We cannot come to God except by Him. Jesus said,
"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no one comes to the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)
"Maybe later." Answer: It is dangerous to put off so important a matter. The Bible says, "Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." (Proverbs 27:1)
"I don't want to give up my sins." Answer: Then you will be lost forever. Jesus said, "Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish." (Luke 13:5)
"I don't believe in hell." Answer: This does not change the fact of hell. The Bible says, "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone…" (Revelation 21:8)
Point #2 Some Do’s & Don’ts
DO always use your Bible when leading people to Christ. Even though you may be able to quote the verse, it is better to let the other person read it himself.
DON'T use too many verses.
DO look to God in prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
DON'T interrupt people. Try to find out their problem, but don't get side-tracked. Keep bringing them back to the matter of their relationship to the Lord Jesus.
DO be earnest. This is no time for joking. Soul-winning is serious business.
DON'T argue. God does not send us out to win arguments; He sends us out to win souls.
DO be careful of your breath. Don't offend people needlessly.
DO admit it when you don't know the answer to a question. Just say, "I don't know the answer to that question, but I am sure there must be one. One thing I do know…Jesus Christ changed my life, and He will do the same for you."
DO value every person highly. We must see every person as one for whom Christ died. If we look down on, or despise any person, we are not worthy to be Christ's servants.
DON'T be discouraged. Some will reject the Saviour, but keep right on witnessing for Christ.
DO be concerned. Jesus wept and prayed over lost souls, and so should we.
DO encourage new converts to confess Christ to others and to join a Bible-believing church at the first opportunity.