KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:7 KJV” There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.”
In our previous study we learnt that love for the souls of men is what moves us against every opposition, shortcoming of ours to communicate the good news to others.
One area that can ignite our love for the lost is to be fully convinced about the inevitability of the gospel.
I mean to come to terms with the fact that, the good news is the only means a man can be saved from eternal damnation. Apostle Paul said the gospel is THE power of God unto salvation. Rom 1:16 The present level of the proliferation of knowledge makes it appear as if, there are other ways for the salvation of men. No, No, No there is no other way for men to be saved. Acts 4:12 KJV “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Without the gospel, man is lost, no matter his academic achievements his financial status, or any kind of human Prowess, one may have, he is lost, and bound for eternal damnation.
The gospel is the only solution.
There is another subtle impression on the minds of most Christians, that limits the love or passion to communicate the gospel to the lost. This is the thinking that the gospel is always being preached and that people have heard it.
Noise never means impact, and who is taking responsibility for a fruit that falls to the ground by the impact of the wind, it must be picked up by somebody, lest it will rot. Your personal effort is very important and cannot be neglected.
In order to help others, come to a decision in making Jesus Lord of their lives, you have to start a conversation with them. The following are some questions you can ask which would help you follow up with presenting the gospel to them. You may just start discussing about general matters to get the person engaged with you, then you can bring in your questions that will help you explain the gospel to him or her. These questions are only a few of the countless probing questions to lead into sharing the gospel. You can ask
1. Did you go to church last Sunday?
2. What is your view about Jesus.?
3. What do you think would be the best way to die?
4. What do you think happens after you die?
5. How do we know what is right or wrong?
6. Overall, do you think religion makes society better of?
7. Do you think, overall, religion contributes to, or detracts from becoming a good person.?
8. Do you think people are inherently good or bad?
9. Why do we all assume that we deserve good experiences?
You may need to use only one at a time of sharing the gospel.
Please master these questions with their follow up line of thought about the gospel. You would find it easier communicating the gospel to as many that you meet with less difficulty.
THOUGHT: THE GREATEST JOY YOU CAN GIVE YOURSELF, IS TO FREELY SHARE THE GOSPEL
Rom 1:16 KJV” For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
John 4:35 KJV “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.”