Summary: Another lesson on Soul Winning
HOW TO WITNESS EFFECTIVELY
MATT. 28:19-20 MATT.4:18-22
Soul winners are not born.
They are not some special group.
They do not have a special talent.
God has not just chosen a few to be great soul winners.
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:
But the truth of the matter is Soul Winners are made. How you say?
1) They are Trained 2) They are Taught 3) They are Motivated by the power of the Word of God. Thru the Holy Spirit of God.
Peter said in: Acts 5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.
When you witness trust the Holy Spirit to do three things.
A.HE WILL ILLUMINATE The mind of the unbeliever. All souls with out God are in spiritual darkness.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
B.HE WILL STIR The heart of the unbeliever. As Peter preached Christ the listeners were pricked in their hearts.
Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
C.HE WILL MOVE The will of the unbeliever. Like the prodigal son when he came to himself & said in Luke 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee” Sinners to realize too they have sinned against God. That they need Jesus to saved them.
Folks we have all the up to date modern techniques of Soul Winning. But it is not enough.
We may know all the verses by heart. But it is not enough.
We may have a great personality & be a wonderful speaker. But it is not enough.
Hey your breath may be sweet & have the whitest teeth in the entire world. But it is not enough.
We need to realize if we as Christians do not evangelize in the power of the Holy Spirit. Your soul winning efforts will fail.
I DON’T CARE HOW MANY TECHNIGUES WE HAVE OR KNOW. WE WILL FAIL
I DON’T CARE HOW MANY VERSES WE KNOW (ALL THOUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT USES THE WORD OF GOD TO CONVICT) WITH OUT THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT WE WILL FAIL.
I DON’T CARE IF YOU ARE THE GREATEST PERSON IN ALL THE WORLD WE WILL FAIL
WITH NO POWER MEANS NO SOULS.
WE HAVE GOT TO HAVE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:
1.THE IMPOTTANCE OF WITNESSING:
Romans 10:14-17 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
In verse 14 I see 3 questions that need to be considered with verse 13.
A.“How then shall they call on Him (Jesus) in whom they have not believed?”
ANSWER: The lost can not call on the Lord until they believe:
Christ died for their sins:
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
He was buried & went to Hell for them: Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. He has the keys to HELL & DEATH. So how could He get the keys without going to Hell? Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
He rose again after the 3rd day just like He said he would.
Matthew 28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.