How you can become
a Soul Winner
You do not have to ...
* buy books and tapes
* be the worlds best Christian
* memorize countless verses for meeting objections
I came across a web site with the following
"God will give you souls, you just have to want them badly enough."
This is error
The truth is that God
wants to save folks more than you ever will.
Since the Lord will not go against anyone's will,
He patiently waits for you and I to simply give in to His will and
DO SOMETHING, anything to let
the Lord loose in the lives of the lost.
Since, also, all soul winners work in conjunction
with each other and commonly share the rewards earned in planting
and watering and reaping in the lives of the lost, we don't
have to do much to keep the ball rolling.
John 4:36 "And he that reapeth receiveth wages,
and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and
he that reapeth may rejoice together."
Cutting a little slack
The Lord allows for those who were just saved, as
well as those who have never grown, to still have a part in the the
winning of the lost. But He does expect His "Babes" to grow from the
We also should expect of ourselves to grow in
personal soul winning. If ...
* we do not make witnessing a part of our lives and grow with it
* we will eventually taper off and quit.
So, what can be done to get started and stay at
1. Be part of a movement that is winning or at
least witnessing to the lost.
2. or, Get into a church where the pastor speaks of having won
3. or, Get into a Sunday Class where the teacher tells of how he or
she has witnessed to someone lately.
4. or, Listen to tapes or watch videos of people who are steadily
contacting lost people.
5. or, Find a tract that lends itself to being read with the lost.
We have one called the "Witness Pamphlet".
6. or, Begin to compile a few verses from tracts, etc., that you can use
as a witness. Pick out the ones you like, that speak to you
and begin (don't wait until you have it nailed-down, you can only nail-it-down as you go) to put some dialog with them that flows from point to
point without much explanation. After you start this, begin to
use it on strangers and teens while handing out tracts and you will
soon develop the witness that fits you.
The way to get started...
is memorize a few logical questions. Remember every one
would want to have every sin forgiven and spend eternity with a
loving God, if it was true. EVERYONE!!!
This is what I do ...
* "Do you go to church sometimes?"
The answer makes no difference, it just sets the stage for what I
want to ask next.
* "In all of your church going, has anyone ever explained to you,
how to be born again?"
I like to use "born again" because it sounds a little mystical to
the lost and many have a curiosity towards the term. Another
good term is "eternal life." I do not like to use "saved."
* If they respond with "Yes, someone has shown me how to be born
again", I ask, "If I could show you from the Bible, how you could
know for sure, if you really were born again, back when ever, you
sure would like to see it, wouldn't you?", as I shake my head in a
slight and slow "Yes" motion. If they agree, then I show them
information that proves or disproves their statement that they have already been born again.
* If they respond with "No, no one has ever showed me how to be born
again", I ask a similar question, "If I could show you from the
Bible what it takes to be born again, you sure would like to see it
wouldn't you?", as I shake my head in a slight and slow "Yes"
- If they agree I show them my
Salvation Pencil Power Point (or
Witness Graphic which
can be downloaded and copied). I do not suggest that you
should use this right away, but start with our "Witness
Pamphlet" and aggressively work toward a Salvation Pencil Power
Point of your own.
- If they disagree, I thank them kindly, give them a tract they will
Receive, Retain and Read, and move-on. Give someone else a
chance to plant, water or reap in their life.
The Lord knows ...
you will do a lot of stumbling and
bumbling. But since He does not need much to get to work
Himself, He can use whatever little you give Him and you will still
be part of those that "soweth and ... reapeth". You are soul winning when you participate with the sowers and reapers.
It is OK
Take your baby steps, but at the very least take a step and do not
take these small steps the rest of your life. Grow in your witness.
The best place to become a soul winner ...
is in a
Fair and Festival
booth, where you will only talk to those who have already ASKED
TO SEE how to be saved.
Contact us to see how
G. Steven Andres
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