DEVELOPING YOUR MESSAGE

KEY SCRIPTURE: John 4:10 KJV” Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.”

In our discussion of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman, the woman reacted repulsively to the Lord’s first statement. The Lord Jesus did not give up talking to her.

 When an enquirer repels your introductory statement, please don’t give up, ask the Holy Spirit for the appropriate word to follow up on the first one. The Lord Jesus took the conversation from the ordinary material things like water into the supernatural as living water that makes the drinker never to be thirsty again. Anytime you engage anyone in sharing the word please be in charge of the conversion. Do not allow the enquirer to control the discussion, with strange things. Bring everything back to the course you have planned

Now, in case you introduced the gospel to a neighbour asking him, ‘ that, what is next after he died? He may say that, after one dies that is the end of everything. (This answer means he is not saved) You can help him by telling him that, when one dies, it means the Spirit has left his body, for it is the presence of the Spirit in the man that gives him or her life. Jas 2:26 KJV” For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” What will happen to his Spirit that has now left his body?

 It will go to heaven, if he accepted Jesus, or go to hell if he did not.

Read the story of the rich man and Lazarus in Luke 16:19-30. Explain to him that, this is a real event, that occurred because the Lord referred to real names. Jesus would not use names of people and the Fathers if the event is not a true story.

 The rich man died as a sinner and so was carried into hell.

Luke 16:22 KJV.  ” And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;” Explain to him that Apostle Paul says if he (as a child of God) dies or leaves this body he will be with the Lord in Heaven Philippians 1:23, 2 Corinth 5:1.

From the above exposition, the only way for him to escape eternal damnation in hell is to receive forgiveness of sins and life from Jesus, by believing in Jesus. Joh 3:16 KJV ” For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Show Him how to accept Jesus into his life. He must do the following

1. Accept he is a sinner who needs a Saviour Rom 3:23

2. Repent of his sins

3. Believe in Jesus Mark 6:12

4. Accept Him by confessing him as Lord. Rom 10:9,10

All these could be summarised in the following verse.

Rom 10:9 KJV” That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Tell him if he will do what Rom 10:9 says, he would be sure of where he would be going after death.

He may say the following prayer after you.

PRAYER

Dear Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, and you rose again for my justification, I confess you as my Lord and accept you as my Saviour.

FURTHER STUDIES

John 3:3 KJV “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 1:12 KJV” But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”

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