How To Win A Soul 2
(Or How To Win A Soul Quickly)
This method should only be used if you believe that the person is willing to hear the gospel but doesn*t have much time. I will assume that you have already chatted a moment or two with the person and something spiritual was discussed that revealed to you his openness. The Lord knew eons ago that you would have a short time with this person. If this is the time He has chosen to save that person He will not fail. The only person who can fail is you. The only failure is not trying. The Lord may have already given an abundance of spiritual truth to this person. These few moments could be the climax of God*s dealing with him. I have often learned after hearing someone pray to receive Christ that someone else had been planting seeds for a long time. In fact the person*s salvation wouldn*t happen either quickly or slowly without the prayers and witnessing of others.
I would quote several verses and ask simple direct questions expecting yes answers to each question. A no answer can slow the process down. Reading these scriptures, the questions and the person*s answers very slowly took me less than two minutes. Another minute to lead them in a prayer to receive Christ would make the total less than three minutes. It can happen that fast. Psalms 147:15: He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. Here are the scriptures and questions I would suggest:
Romans 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Are you a sinner?
Romans 6:23a: For the wages of sin is death; . . .
Does that mean that because of our sin we earn Hell?
Romans 6:23b: . . . but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Does that mean heaven is a free gift?
Romans 5:8: But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Do you believe that Christ died for you?
Romans 10:9a: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, . . .
Do you believe Jesus is the Lord?
Romans 10:9b: . . . and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Do you believe that God raised Christ from the dead?
Ephesians 3:17a: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; . . .
Do you believe that Christ would like to come into your heart?
John 1:12: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Are you willing to receive Jesus Christ into your heart as your Lord and Savior right now:
We owe them some followup after they have trusted Christ: I would try to ask questions like these: Did the Lord do something to you just now? What did He do? I want them to confess Christ as soon as possible and as often as possible.
Matthew 10:32: Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
I want them to begin reading the Bible.
1 Peter 2:2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
I recommend that they begin with the books of John, Romans, Proverbs and then go where the Lord leads them. I explain why I recommend the book of John. The books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John deal with Christ from slightly different perspectives. Matthew deals with Him as a King. Mark deals with Him as a servant. Luke deals with Him as a man. John deals with His Diety. I recommend Romans because it deals with Christian doctrines more completely than any other book of the Bible. I recommend Proverbs because it provides wisdom for living.
I want them to begin attending a good fundamental church. I might suggest a particular church or I might explain how they can find a good Biblical church.
Hebrews 10:25: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Ephesians 4:11: And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
I want to keep in contact with them and provide them with appropriate Bible studies.