Preparation: If you know that you are about to reach out to someone, spend some time in prayer. Pray for strength. This is no easy task, but it is what all have been called to do.
Matthew 28:19: Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Recognize your sin: The first step to salvation is recognizing that there is sin in your life. The following verses identify that there is sin in the lives of all men and women.
Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
Romans 3:10 There is no one righteous, not even one.
Penalty for Sin: Based on the following verse, explain that the death is not a worldly death, but it is an eternal death; separation from God for eternity.
Romans 6:23a The wages of sin is death.
God’s Gift: God’s gift to man is salvation, eternal life, through the death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God’s son. We are not deserving of this gift because we are sinners, but God gave us this gift because of his love for us.
Romans 6:23b The gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 5:8 God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Become part of the family of God: These verses identify the need to take action in order to find salvation.
Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heartthat God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:13 Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
No Condemnation: Once you have prayed to accept Jesus Christ, you no longer have any condemnation. That means that you will not be punished for your sins because you have received forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 We have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
The Question: Once you have talked through all the verses, ask they would like accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? If at this point they say yes move on to the next step.
If they say no, they may not be ready. Ask if you can contact them at another time to talk about it. Encourage them to get a Bible or read online and take a look at more of Romans or the Gospels. Make sure you follow up if they will allow it.
The Prayer: Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! Have the person accepting Jesus pray to Him. Make sure they follow the following points. If they want to pray for other things as well that is OK. There is not a specific prayer that is required as long as they acknowledge the following.
• Recognize your sin. • Recognize that you are deserving of punishment. • Recognize that Jesus Christ took that punishment upon himself and provides forgiveness for your sins. • Offer your life to God. • Ask forgiveness for your sins. • Thank God for his gift of grace and forgiveness, for eternal life.
Once they have finished praying, ask for a phone number. Follow up with them to make sure they find a doctrinally sound church body. Also, make sure they get a Bible. There are plenty of resources for people to get them for free or you can give them one as a gift.
Also known as: Margaret Mathison, Razi (Rah-z-eye), Roz and Creation Warrior.
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