Modern Christians are soft. Do you want to make a difference for Christ? It will require a return to the pioneer Christian spirit of days gone by. Learn how to reclaim a missionary spirit for Christ.
Jesus Christ, our Lord, left His people with an audacious goal. Preach the Gospel to every creature. Every generation of believers is responsible for going into all the world and preaching the Gospel to everyone alive.
Some generations have done better at this task than others. We cannot rest on the accomplishments of bygone days. We must not solace ourselves with great stories of yesteryear. History is still being written. This is our time.
We were handed the baton of the Great Commission. Will we give all we have in our leg of the race? Will we stroll along in comfort while Satan deceives the world? Will we stumble with the glorious Gospel as Hell enlarges herself to accept more prisoners?
The decision is up to us. Our story has yet to be written. History will record the decisions we make today.
Comfort is the enemy of the Gospel. Luxury is a prison without walls for the people of God.
It’s impossible to take up your cross and follow Christ if you refuse to get uncomfortable.
There is a clear choice before us:
Will we exhaust ourselves in the ministry of the glorious Gospel, or will we succumb to the temptation of a comfortable life?
I believe the answer is found in a missionary spirit. If you have this spirit, you will strive for the eternal. If you don’t, you will be lulled to sleep by the siren song of pleasure.
What is a missionary spirit?
The missionary spirit is an unyielding commitment to reach sinners regardless of personal cost!
God has given every believer the commandment to spread the good news of the Gospel and make disciples. Are you saved? Implement these five disciplines to be a successful soul winner.
Sinners can only be saved when they believe in the finished work of Lord Jesus Christ. But how can they be saved if they don’t believe? How can they believe if they don’t hear?
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
God has entrusted each of His redeemed children with the Gospel. Do you faithfully share the Gospel? You can win souls if you follow these simple steps.
This acrostic will remind you of 5 disciplines to be a successful soul winner.
Here are seven ways to have confidence in Soul Winning.
The world needs Jesus. Learn how to share your faith confidently with these simple, but powerful tips.
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
God has given us the responsibility of reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ. What a commission! What stewardship!
However, the average Christian rarely speaks a word regarding Christ to sinners. This sad fact says more about the state of our nation and the condition of our churches than any poll or questionnaire ever could. If God’s people are not going after sinners, the lost have no hope of salvation!
Are you confident a confident soul winner? You can be. If you were the only hope of salvation for the people in your life, what would be there chances of going to Heaven?
Each Christian should work to be skillful in the Word for the salvation of souls.
If you are confident in anything in this life, make it the glorious work of bringing sinners to Christ.
Here are seven ways to have confidence in Soul Winning.
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But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
Jesus loves the little children. He wants them to come to Him.
Our Lord rebuked the disciples and taught them to allow the children access to Himself. In fact, He used a child as an example of salvation.
Children show us the way of salvation. They exhibit two qualities necessary for salvation.
If you don’t come to Christ with child-like faith, you cannot be saved.
Every church should have an outreach plan to reach children for Christ.
This one tip can fast-track your soul winning training and give you the confidence to win souls to Christ. It makes soul winning so much easier!
As a new soul winner, I was overwhelmed with the thought of leading someone through the Gospel plan. There was so much information to process!
How was I going to remember all the verses of the Gospel plan while learning meet people, answer questions, overcome interruptions, and confront objections?
Thankfully, my mentor taught us this simple tip that made soul winning so much easier for a beginner!
Confidence in soul winning comes from prayer, memorization of the Truth, practice of the techniques, and preparation of your tools. Drawing a map in your New Testament helps you work through fearful jitters and unforeseen interruptions.
The concept is simple but effective. Draw a map through your New Testament by highlighting or underlining a verse then write the next verse you will go to next in the margin.
We recommend highlighting the verses with a yellow or orange gel (dry) highlighter. A gel highlighter won’t bleed through thin Bible pages. Click here to see the gel highlighter I use.
I use the Romans Road Gospel plan with the addition of 1 John 5:13 to start. Usually, I finish with Titus 1:12, John 1:12-13, and John 3:36 for assurance after they trust Christ. I use Matthew 10:32 when asking them for a commitment to be my guest at church.
You can download a free .pdf tutorial of how to use these verses to win a soul to Christ HERE.
Follow these simple steps to draw a soul winning map in your New Testament.
Preparation is key to any successful endeavor. Soul winning is no different. Here are some practical items to consider when preparing to win souls.
Luke 10:1–2, 17 “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.”
In Luke 10:1-16, our Lord gathered his disciples to give them instructions as they went out from city to city in His name. He prepared them for what they would encounter in ministry and gave them instructions on how to respond to various situations.