People talk about what they are most passionate about!
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)
Pastor Mark Jarvis is the greatest soul winner I have ever personally known. I clearly remember the day in 2000 when he asked me “Randy, do you want to know how to share your faith?” When I answered “yes,” he asked “What are you trusting to get you into heaven?” When I told Mark that was a good question, he asked me what my answer was. That’s when I realized I didn’t have a good answer. Mark kindly showed me what the Book of Romans said about salvation. My life changed forever for the better because one man cared about my soul and was willing to ask me a profound question.
The most exciting day of my life came on January 6, 2001 when I said “Jesus, I commit my life to you!” In that magical moment, I stepped from a world of darkness into a world of light. By taking that simple step, I experienced my spiritual rebirth and the Holy Spirit made my body His holy temple. Until then, I never truly understand what it meant to “born again.”
Jesus answered and said to him (Nicodemus), “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:3-5)
While there are many ways to share your faith, here is one of the easiest and most effective. Ask these five simple, but profound questions. Listen to the person’s answers without disputing them.
1) Do you have any spiritual beliefs?
2) Who is Jesus to you?
3) Do you believe in heaven and hell?
4) If you died today, where would you go and why would God send you there?
5) If what you’re believing isn’t true, would you want to know it
After the person answers these questions, ask “Do you want to know God personally?” If the person says “yes,” then step the person through the four spiritual laws using one of those booklets. This is very easy for any Christian to do after just a little practice. It’s so exciting to watch the light switch on in someone’s life.
Father, you say “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26) So many people I meet are caught up in the things of this world and don’t realize their souls are in jeopardy for all of eternity. Almost everywhere I go, the fields are white unto harvest and the people are like sheep without a shepherd. Bless me with a heart of compassion – to be a shepherd for them. Jesus, you say “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelations 3:20) If someone is reading this and doesn’t know You, may they hear Your voice and open the door of their heart. Thank You! Amen!
Link of the Day
The Four Spiritual Laws [http://www.jesuswho.org/english/four.htm]
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Whenever one of these messages touches your heart, please think of a person you’d like to bless and forward the email to them. Sharing your faith regularly will allow God’s rivers of living water to continuously pass through you into the lives of other people.
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