Every Christian is commanded to spread the Gospel. What God commands, He empowers. You can be a confident and productive soul winner. These free
Why is it so difficult to share our faith? We are glad we are saved. We want others to get saved. The Gospel is not difficult to explain, so what is the problem?
While there are many possible answers to this vital question, I do know this much… It is imperative to have a proven framework of how to win a soul in which you have complete confidence.
Every Christian should know how to win a soul to Christ. I mean know it so well that they could do it in their sleep. As an elite athlete ingrains the necessary elements of their sport into muscle memory, so the Christian should know how to lead someone to saving faith in Jesus.
I’m not talking about witnessing. Witnessing is wonderful. I witness often. I rejoice every time someone witnesses about Christ, but witnessing stops short of soul winning. Witnessing tells of what you have seen, heard, and experienced.
Soul winning goes a step further and invites someone to trust Christ for themselves. Soul winning includes an invitation. A confident soul winner knows how to draw the net and get the fish in the boat.
Notice the invitation in these verses:
2 Corinthians 5:19–20
“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
There are many different approaches to winning a soul that can work. As long a Christian gets the Truth to a sinner in an understandable way, God is pleased.
However, what if you could be a better soul winner? What if you could smoothly transition from truth to truth while keeping the listener engaged? What if you could seamlessly lead them to accept Christ after they indicate the desire to get saved?
A soul winner should be confident in:
- how to transition any conversation to the Gospel.
- which verses to use and in what order.
- using illustrations that further explain the Gospel.
- recognizing when a listener is ready to get saved.
- smoothly leading a convicted sinner to accept Christ.
- giving the newly saved person assurance of salvation.
- getting the new convert to
- leading their convert to baptism.
Are you a confident soul winner? Would you like to be more confident and productive in bringing people to Jesus?
The subject for today is deep for a simple article to cover sufficiently. However, I would like to introduce to you to a few free resources that will help you on the subject.
A Free .pdf Guide
Information in this guide is taken from our more extensive material on soul winning training. It is in outline form and best used as a study guide that compliments personal instruction.
An Audio Sermon
This audio sermon was preached at Curtis Corner Baptist Church. You can listen to it here. It is not as in-depth as a dedicated soul winning training class would be, but it explains the material in the .pdf guide.
A Video Sermon
If you prefer a video, you can watch the same message here. If the sermon helps you, take a moment to like the video and subscribe to my Youtube channel.
None of us have arrived as soul winners. I’ve had the privilege of going with and being trained by great soul winners. They all had the same thing in common – humility. They wanted to be better at winning people to Jesus.
It is my prayer that you and I will become more confident soul winners bringing many people to Jesus.
What is your greatest struggle in witnessing or winning souls?
P.S. My new mini-book is a great resource to win people to Jesus and provide assurance to new believers. Check it out here.
P.P.S. This $11 bonded leather New Testament is good for soul winning. I prefer to use the framework described in this article, but I love the size of this Bible. It’s shaped like a checkbook and easy to cary. Check it out here.