Enjoying the Journey

Have you ever had the joy of sharing Christ with someone and seeing that person come to know the Lord as their personal Savior? There is nothing in this world like it! We know that Jesus said, “ye shall be witnesses unto me” (Acts 1:8).

How do we do what Jesus said? Everywhere I go people say to me, “I really want to bring someone to Christ, but I just don’t know where to start.”

Let me give you a few ideas that you can put into practice today…

  • Create a soul winning prayer list. Write down the names of those that you know need Christ and commit to pray for them every day. Ask the Lord to use you to personally reach them. Remember, we cannot pray if we are not willing to obey.
  • Commit gospel Scriptures to memory. We are to be ready always to give an explanation of the gospel (Ephesians 6:15; 1 Peter 3:15). The greatest thing you can give to others is God’s Word. Begin with John 3:16 and great salvation verses out of Romans. Memorize them. Meditate on them. Minister them to others.
  • Share your story. If you are a believer you have a story to tell! It is the story of how you came to know Christ and what He means to you. Next to the Scriptures it is the most powerful resource you have. Practice giving it to someone and prepare to give it to as many people as possible. Those who will never listen to a sermon will listen to your story.
  • Demonstrate the love of Christ. The gospel message begins with “For God so loved the world that He gave…” His love breaks down barriers and removes prejudices. Ask the Lord to help you show kindness to others. A little kindness may open a big door for the gospel.
  • Give gospel literature to others wherever you go. So many people I have met through the years were brought to Christ when reading a gospel tract. Never underestimate the power of the printed Word. Carry literature with you. Accompany it with a personal word. God can use simple tools to accomplish His work.
  • Bring someone with you to a church service specifically to hear the gospel. Communicate to your pastor that you are bringing someone with you who needs the Lord. Pray that God will open their heart as they hear the truth.
  • Have a Bible study in your home or on the job. Hosting an informal Bible study will give opportunities to discuss spiritual truths with neighbors and co-workers. Many people who would not go to a church meeting would come to a friend’s home.
  • Ask people to read the Gospel of John and to tell you what they think. I have had the joy of seeing people come to faith in Christ through simply reading the Scriptures. At the very least it opens the conversation about who Christ is. The Word of God is powerful!
  • Pray daily for divine appointments. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you someone to talk to. That is a prayer He will answer! Then live expectantly, looking everywhere for people that you can share the good news with.
  • Begin. No one becomes an effective witness by reading about it. It is time to get off the bench and get in the game! We all get nervous, but as we obey the Lord He has promised to help us.

Ask the Lord to prepare the heart of some soul and give you a divine appointment today! May God use us all to bring someone to Jesus.

9 Comments

  1. W. L. Graham on October 30, 2017 at 8:12 am

    A few miscellaneous thoughts about soulwinning–
    1) You can never give the gospel to the wrong person! [The unsaved need it, and the saved do not mind hearing it from another Christian.]
    2) Anything other than a definite “Yes!” is a definite “No!” [Regarding…when attempting to discern if one already knows Christ as their Savior.]
    3) You will never be a soulwinner if you never get started! [Decide today to obey Christ in this matter!]
    Remember: What you value will govern the pursuits of your life!

  2. Anita Caldwell in Colorado on October 1, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Great tips to bring others to think about their salvation, I will give it a try, thank you very much, God Bless you.

    • Scott Pauley on October 2, 2018 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you and may God use you to bring many to Him!

  3. Lou Romano on January 28, 2019 at 6:53 am

    They will tell we are Christians by our love one for another. The greatest commandment is love the Lord your God with all your heart mind soul strength. The second is like it love your neighbor as yourself. On these two hang all the law and the prophets. One might ask what is love? Read 1st Corinthians chapter 13 love is patient love is kind love does not envy it does not boast it is not rude it is not self-seeking it is not easily angered it keeps no record of wrongs love does not Delight in evil but rejoices with the truth it always protects always trusts always hopes always preserves Love Never Fails. Now there are three things that remain faith hope and love but the greatest of these is love. Glory to the father in the highest

    • Scott Pauley on January 29, 2019 at 9:30 am

      Thanks for reading and your comments!

  4. Penny Coviello on May 21, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    I just asked God and Google to give me more ways to be a soul winner. Good stuff. Thank you very much

  5. Isaac on October 7, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    May God continued to show you the way to bring men him

    • Scott Pauley on October 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

      Amen! Praying God will all of us.

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