Our soul winning passage from the Word of God today is John 5:24 which reads: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
Our soul winning quote today is from Oswald J. Smith: “We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.”
In our previous broadcast we looked at the seventh and eighth key aspects of the Jesus model for evangelism. Today we will look at the ninth and tenth key aspects. Our soul winning devotional is part 18 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.
Evangelism is following the example of Jesus.
9. Jesus called for the woman to submit her life and “worship the father in spirit and truth”
A proper understanding of worship always involves the issue of total submission and surrender to the lordship of the Father. Note that Jesus said that the “Father is seeking such to worship Him.” Consider the implications: Jesus shared with a Samaritan woman, and He affirmed that God is “seeking” worshippers, even Samaritans! Wow! Regardless of religious traditions and personal preferences, always be careful not to limit God’s grace and mercy to a certain segment of society or culture.
10. Jesus introduced Himself to her
In response to the woman’s statement, “I know the Messiah is coming,” Jesus affirmed His deity with the words, “I who speak to you am He.” A point comes in spiritual conversations when we need to get to the issue of Jesus Christ. He is the most important issue in the matter of salvation.
John 14:6 read: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
Acts 4:12 says: “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
As a result of her conversation with Jesus, the woman was spiritually ignited. She immediately “left her water pot” and ran into the city. There she summoned the town to come and hear Jesus.
Often the best evangelists are not the professors with PhDs in theology but instead are those who most recently have met Jesus. They have the best contacts with lost people and the most enthusiasm for telling others about Jesus. We all must be willing to leave our water pots immediately for the sake of inviting the world to meet Christ.