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21 Question Test of Spiritual Maturity Evangelism 101-Winning Souls for God’s Kingdom Fact:

 

Winning souls is about our eternal future (Mark 16:15). Share the Good News of the Gospel Mature Christians understand the importance of putting their personal agenda aside to help someone else. Our future depends on evangelism. When Jesus returns to get His church, He is going to bring rewards. The rewards are for those who were faithful and obeyed His Word (2 Peter 3:3-11, Revelation 20:11-15). Revelation 22:12 (Amplified Bible) & nbsp; 12 Behold, I am coming soon, and I shall bring My wages and rewards with Me, to repay and render to each one just what his own actions and his own work merit. Master Winning Souls Christians can win people to Jesus in two ways. The first way is by witnessing—which is to verbally share Christ with people and the second way is to invite people to church. Winning souls means to save people from the sentence of Hell. Whether you realize it or not, people are entering into eternity every second of the day. Therefore, it is critical that Christians tell people about Jesus so that they won’t go to Hell. Remember the story of Lazarus and the rich man? When he (the rich man) opened his eyes in Hell, he realized that the Gospel was the truth. No matter how much he begged and regretted, he would not be released from Hell (Luke 16:19-31). Physical pain is real in Hell. Filled with darkness, Hell is an abyss where rest is not present torment lasts forever. Hell is a spiritual, federal prison. Revelation 20:10 (Amplified Bible) Then the devil who had led them astray [deceiving and seducing them] was hurled into the fiery lake of burning brimstone, where the beast and false prophet were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever (through the ages of the ages). Why Don’t Christians Witness to the Unsaved? As good as God has been to Christians, they should be shouting salvation from the mountain tops! Not enough Christians are sharing the Gospel. Below are some reasons why. · Fear of rejection · Don’t know how to witness · Apathetic (Matthew 16:24-26) · Haven’t seen Hell · Don’t realize that the world is all connected · Don’t have a heart to liberate people from pain · So self-absorbed in their own lives Love People to Life! Put your own agenda and image aside and share salvation with the world. Your life and theirs depends on it. Develop a passion for souls and purposely show the Love of God to people (Matthew 25:34). How to Win Souls for Jesus · Be an example in your lifestyle and conversation. · Include people in your life. · Forgive. · Keep people on your mind by inviting them to church and church events. Jesus was shrewd. Follow His example in drawing people (John 4:18). · Listen to people. · Be a giver. · Pray before you speak to people about the Lord. · Never argue about religion. · Be confidant in who you are. Love, Dr. Joyce Oliver

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