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Divine encounter.

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Sermon shared by Melvin Shelton

September 2004
Summary: Now there is something that is played out here on earth but it is planned in heaven. We call that a divine encounter.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
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then God wants you to be a soul winner.
There is first of all a prompt soul winner, and then we have A PREPARED SINNER. From His throne on high God was hearing a man reading His word. Here is a man who did not understand what he was reading but we have a man seeking to know God. I want to tell you, there are more people out there wanting to hear, than there are those waiting to go.
I wonder sometimes what people leave the service with. Do they leave lost not knowing how to be saved? This man left the church in Jerusalem still seeking to know God personally. I pray when someone comes to this church, that they can find out how they can be saved. I hope you Sunday school teachers tell your classes how they can be saved. I hope you that are in children’s church tell those children how they can be saved. You say preacher those that come to my class are saved. Would you base your salvation on it? Listen, if they are saved, they don’t mind hearing it and if they aren’t, they need to hear it. As Philip ran to the chariot to tell the eunuch, we should be running to the lost as though they had no other day.
I want us to see not only a prompt soul winner and a prepared sinner but also A POWERFUL SCRIPTURE. The place of his reading was found in Isaiah. The eunuch asked is this man talking of himself or someone else? The Bible says that Philip took that Scripture and preached unto him Jesus. I want to tell you folks you can find Jesus on every page of the Bible. Did you know you can take just four verses from the book of Romans and lead someone to Jesus? I want to give you these verses as you get a pencil to write them down. First of all I read about a man who could not read. He wanted to lead people to Jesus so he got his pastor to mark the verses in Romans. He would visit folks with his Bible under his arm. He would tell them I cannot read but will you read these verses to me? He led forty people to Jesus in one year.
Now are you ready to make your map of the Romans road? The first verse is Romans 3:23. “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” That is a good starting point. Then you just move over to Romans 6:23. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Then you just move back to Romans 5:8. “God commends his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners; Christ died for us.” Then move to Romans 10:9. “If thou shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in thine heart God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” That is enough gospel too save all the sinners of the world.
The Bible tells us the eunuch believed and was baptized. He probably went on to start a Bible believing Baptist Church in Ethiopia.
Dr. Charles Stanley told of a man he won to the Lord who was a drunk. He wanted to win the other drunks he knew to Jesus so he asked if there was a space he could use to preach to them. Dr. Stanley asked how would you do that,
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