A Soul Winner For Jesus
There is a need for those who will be "soul winners for Jesus." "But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, the harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:36-38.) Our prayer should be that the Lord will send laborers into His harvest and that we can be one of them.
A soul winner for Jesus will tell others about God. God is the all wise, all powerful and present everywhere creator of the universe. The world needs to honor and respect Him. "God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." (Genesis 1:27.)
A soul winner for Jesus will tell others about man's sin problem. There is something terribly wrong in our world. People rape, rob, steal and kill. They curse, drink, murder and molest. Man has a sin problem. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23.)
A soul winner for Jesus will tell others about God's cure for sin. God gave His Son on the cross to redeem us. He suffered and died to save us from sin. "We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone." (Hebrews 2:9.)
A soul winner for Jesus will tell others about eternity. Those who are saved by the blood of Jesus will be with God in eternity. "Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:17.) The Christian's hope is to be with God forever.
A soul winner for Jesus will tell others about God's plan of salvation. Eternity will be spent with God only if one believes in Jesus (John 8:24); is willing to repent (Acts 2:38); confess Jesus before men (Matthew 10:32) and be baptized into Christ (Acts 22:16) just as the New Testament teaches. At the end of a faithful Christian life is an eternal reward in heaven. (1 Corinthians 4:17-5:1.)
By Charles Box,