In your effort to advance the message of Jesus in your area of influence, what role is played by prayer? Thankfulness? Watchfulness? Open doors? Being ready to share about Jesus? Wise actions? Difficulties? Opportunities? Graceful talk? Salty talk?
Read Colossians 4:2-6.
Let’s assume a friend is ready to hear about what it means to become a follower of Jesus. Where would you start? To lead someone to Christ, you must know the Scriptures, because salvation is more than an emotional experience or feelings. Memorize these verses. Mark them in your Bible. Use them as you seek to persuade and win others to put their faith, hope, and trust in King Jesus.
One. Verses showing a person they are a sinner:
Romans 3:10. The problem of sin.
Romans 3:23. All people are born in sin.
Romans 5:8. While man was in sin, Christ died for him or her.
Romans 6:23. The wages, or punishment for sin.
Romans 8:16. The proof of salvation.
Romans 10:9-10. Importance of confession of sin.
Romans 10:13. What happens once we confess our sins.
Two. Verses showing God’s Plan of Salvation:
John 1:12. Accepting Christ puts a person in God’s family.
John 3:16. Believing in Christ brings eternal life.
John 3:18. If you refuse Christ, you are already judged.
John 3:20-21. Believing you have life; unbelief brings death.
John 5:24. If we believe, we will not face God’s judgment.
John 6:37. Christ refuses none. He accepts all men
John 7:17. Follow Christ and His Word will be confirmed.
Three. Verses showing God’s strength to the new believer:
2 Corinthians 5:1-6:2. God changes us. We do not change ourselves. He makes us a new person.
2 Timothy 1:12. He is able to keep us from sin.
2 Timothy 3:16-17. He provides His Word to help us grow and mature.
1 Peter 1:5. God’s power is available for us to live for Him and like Him,
2 Peter 1:3-12. God gives us everything we need for life and godliness.
Jude 24. He will keep us without sin.
Four. Verses concerning being stable in Christ:
Joshua 1:8 and Psalm 119:9 and 11. Read your Bible daily, and follow what it says.
Psalm 122:1 and Hebrews 10:25. Attend church regularly.
Luke 18:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, and James 5:16. Pray daily.
Acts 1:8 and Romans 1:16. Be empowered to be a witness for Jesus.
With God’s help and our determination to follow Him, we can live a God-honoring life. Walk wisely. Accepting Christ is more than a simple decision. It will take time to help a new person of faith to get rooted and grounded in God’s Word. So let’s get ready and be ready to help.
Love is a verb,
©2019 by Mike Olejarz