CHRISTIAN SOUL WINNING
“He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” — Psalm 126:6
Soul winning is very important in the your life. If Christians stopped caring for the lost the next generation would not be saved. You are because someone cared for you. Think of all the people in the past who witnessed to you. You were saved because someone took time to be a soul winner. It is not right to be a Christian and forget others.
A Soul-winning Program
The Walk – “He that goeth forth….” It is necessary to go to the unsaved people with the Gospel. Look on the fields (the world), many need to be saved. The unsaved are not commanded to come to the church, but the Christian is commanded to go to the unsaved. Plan a time to go to visit others and tell them about the Lord. Go forth with tracts and be a witness into your world. When the Lord opens the door become a soul-winner. You cannot win souls by sitting at home. You need to go into the world and be a witness.
The Weeping – “He that goeth forth and weepeth…” Christians need to have compassion. Compassion means to have pity and love for the need of another person. It is easy to have compassion for a sick person but we also need to have compassion for the unsaved person. People who are not saved are going to Hell. Who will help them? Who will warn them? A burden for lost people comes after you go to them and see their need. The Lord looked upon the multitude and was moved with compassion (Matthew 9:36; 20:34; Luke 10:33; Jude 22; Luke 15:20).
The Word – “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed…” The seed is the Word of God. As you witness you plant the Word of God. Memorize soul winning verses. Be ready to show Scriptures to explain the Gospel. People will never be saved without the Word of God. Give tracts! It is important to learn to use the Bible in witnessing. Read: John 3:16; John 1:12; John 3:36; Romans 3:23.
The Winning – “Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” The Bible promises if you will walk, weep, and use the Word of God, you will come again winning souls. Not everyone will be saved but some will. When a Christian wins an unsaved person to the Lord, it is a rejoicing time. Do you know someone who unsaved? is not saved? Will you help them?
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21). “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much” (Luke 16:10). “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” (I Corinthians 4:2). “Be thou faithful unto death” (Revelation 2:10). Not everyone can preach, sing, or be a missionary, but all can be faithful. The Lord does not require you to be successful, but he does want you to be faithful. Faithful is more than just going to church faithfully, but faithful means you faithfully serve God at all times.
A Faithful Person is one who is steady, dependable and trustworthy to accomplish or finish a task once it is started. A faithful person will do what is required of him. A faithful Christian attends all services of the church. A faithful giver gives of his money regularly to the work of the Lord. A faithful Bible reader daily reads the Bible. A person who prays faithfully is one who prays daily. The Lord says, “well done,” to the Christian who is faithful. Faithful means full of faith!
God is Faithful – “Great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:23). “But the Lord is faithful” (II Thessalonians 3:3). The Lord is faithful. The sun is faithful. The moon and stars are faithful. Even air we breathe is faithful. “For by him were all things created” (Colossians 1:16). The Lord sets the example of faithfulness for the Christian.
Old Testament Believers Were Faithful – Study Hebrews eleven all these people were named in the “Hall of Faith” because they were faithful. By faith they obtained a good report (vs. 2). By faith, Abel worshiped the right way; Enoch walked with God; Noah built the ark; Abraham traveled by faith; Joseph believed God; Moses refused the ways of Egypt; and Joshua won victories. Many others were stoned, put in prison, killed, starved, and tormented but they remained faithful to God. They obtained a good report (vs. 39).
New Testament Christians Were Faithful – “Timothy.. faithful in the Lord….” (I Corinthians 4:17). For many early Christians it meant death to be faithful to the Lord. Paul stated, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” (II Timothy 4:7). Much blood has been shed because of faithfulness to Christ. A great debt was paid by the early Christians. They were faithful unto death.
The Bible Commands Faithfulness – “It is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful” (I Corinthians 4:2). Only faithful Christians are used of the Lord. Will you be faithful? Jesus died for you – You should live for Him. Your goal should be to one day hear the Lord say to you, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant… “
Do not stop! Do not quit! Do not give up!