Our soul winning verse from the Word of God today is Luke 9:23 which reads: “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.”
Our soul winning devotional is part 48 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.
Evangelism Is…Winning Three Battles So Jesus Can Win the War
Help Them Cross the Finish Line of Faith
After having cultivated the relationship; after having won the lost person to yourself and to church; after sharing the good news of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus for their sins, it is time for you to try to win them to Christ. At this point a good question to ask a lost person might be, “Is there any good reason you should not put your faith in Jesus right now?”
When the Holy Spirit is obviously working, the lost person will usually answer, “No.”
Then say, “Why not give your life to Jesus right now? If you would like, I can verbalize a prayer that summarizes what we have been talking about. Let’s close our eyes, and I will say the prayer out loud slowly. If it expresses the deep desire of your heart, you can repeat each phrase after me.”
At this point most people gulp and say, “Alright.”
Then pray a prayer like the one I’m about to say, pausing after each phrase to let them say it. Of course, often, if you have had several gospel conversations with the person, they know what they want to say to God without your help.
I admit that I have sinned.
I admit that I do not deserve eternal life.
I believe that Jesus never sinned.
I believe that He died to pay for my sins.
Right now I call on Jesus to be my Lord and Savior.
I choose to commit the rest of my life to following Him as my King.
From this moment on, I will try to do everything He asks me to do.
Thanks for giving me eternal life.
In our next broadcast, we will look at why evangelism is…Reaching People Through Relationships