The Single, Most Effective Soul-Winning Strategy of the ChurchNovember 19, 2013
Have you ever led anyone to Christ? Stop just for a moment and ask yourself a personal question: when was the last time I shared my faith with someone who is lost? I meet people all the time who have a sincere desire to see others saved, but they find being a witness for Christ difficult and cumbersome. For whatever reason, they feel inadequate, unprepared, or simply uncomfortable in sharing the gospel.
If this describes you, let me give you a simple thought: just tell them what Jesus did for you. The greatest tool in our soul-winning endeavors is simply the witness of a transformed life. Sharing the faith with others means sharing your faith, and how God changed you. Soul-winning is not just a science, it is an art. We can become so mechanical, robotic, and step-by-step in our methods that we fail to express how Christ personally and dramatically changed us.
Unsaved people may argue with your logic, your tract, your methods, and even your style, but they cannot refute your transformation. Share the gospel today with someone just by telling them how Christ changed your life. The power of the Gospel does not just exist on paper; it exists and is confirmed through the people it radically transforms.
When sharing your faith, remember these five simple truths:
1. Search Your Heart for any Indifference and then BE CLEAN
2. Ask God to Open the Door with Someone who is lost and then BE READY
3. Look for those openings that God may send your way and then BE SENSITIVE
4. Understand that God has equipped you with the Holy Spirit and then BE RELIANT
5. As you speak to the individual, simply tell him what God has done for you and then BE REAL
Visitation, campaigns, tracts, door-knocking, and crusades are only effective when authentic, genuine, radically-transformed grace is exposed through those who labor. Remember, if God has saved you, He has given you the power, the witness, and the ability to lead others to Himself. This is grace at work. This is our greatest strategy.