Summary: Part four of a five-part worship series "Guide in Prayer"
How to Lead a Soul to Christ Part 4
“Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain,
and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain,
and the earth produced its crops. 19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth
and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” James 5:17-20
Intro: We are now on week four in the worship series called “How to Lead a Soul to Christ.”
I am teaching on five simple steps to learn and use
when talking to someone about becoming a Christian.
The first one was: “Show The Need For Salvation?”
Most people believe they are a good moral person.
But even good moral people must have a relationship with Jesus Christ to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
The second step was “Share the Gospel.”
The harvest is ripe.
We have to find a balance between timid and pushy to start a spiritual conversation.
The third step was “Proclaim Forgiveness.”
Forgiveness of sin is something that only God can do…, through Jesus and the work of the Holy Spirit.
because of the Resurrection we can proclaim forgiveness as a free gift for those who will accept it.
It is job of every believer, every professing church member,
It is the duty of every Christian
to be able to lead a soul…,
thru the process of understanding how available and simple it is to be forgiven of sin.
Today we are going to talk about step four “How to Lead a Soul to Christ”
IV. Guide in Prayer
You might think that this step is the one step in Leading a Soul to Christ that you already know how to do.
I say from my own personal experience of evangelism…,
that it is step…, that most Christians can get to…, but they never use.
Because there are many times that we actually get to this place in a conversation
Many times that we have talked to someone
But we rarely recognize and actually grab the handle
and actually invite a response…, to your conversation.
Having a spiritual conversation…, and not inviting a response of some kind…., is like:
Telling a person you are going to bake their favorite pie.
Baking the pie and bringing it out of the oven.
But then not asking them if they would like a piece to eat.
The invitations to prayer wraps up the conversation.
So I am going to give you scenario:
I want you to open your imagination and walk with me.
You are getting ready to go for a walk in your neighborhood.
Just as you are starting out…, you hear the voice of God
God says instead of going your normal route.
I want you to walk one street over.
Stop and think about: “What are you first thoughts?”
You might first think: This is stupid. Why should I go a different direction?
I have been walking this same way all the time.
Why should I change what I have been doing?
Second you might think: Is this really God talking to me?
Am I just hearing voices in my head?
Am I going crazy?
One thing that will keep you from hearing the voice of God is your own unbelief.
John 20:31 “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God,
and that by believing you may have life in his name.”
The Bible contains everything we need to know to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God
and through Him we receive eternal life.
This is why is it must be a priority in your life to read and study the bible.
So that you will understand the life and mission and calling God has
More fully upon your life.
If you don’t want to believe or do any more than what you are doing right now then don’t read the bible.
Because I guarantee when you read and study the bible
You will hear the voice of God
And God will be calling you to preach
God will be calling you to serve, to speak, to teach, to preach, to help, to give, to lead, to exhort,
to faith, to knowledge, to wisdom, to believe in miracles.
God is always trying to speaking to you
But sometimes my own unbelief…, will get in the way of me hearing what God is trying to say.
Let’s say you get beyond all of that.
You are going for a walk in your neighborhood.