by Joshua Harris
We have a great responsibility to tell others about Christ. That responsibility is not to only totell them about the gospel, but also to draw them to the point of decision. The more people that are drawn to that point, the greater the possibility of people choosing to accept Christ.
Go soul winning more often:
If you want to have the opportunity to see more people saved, go out more often!
If you go out twice a week instead of just one you just doubled your opportunity of reaching somebody with the gospel.
Talk to more people:
You cannot give the gospel to the wrong person, so talk to everyone. The big guy with the tattoos who looks really scary needs the gospel too.
God is not selective with His grace, and neither should we be!
Be a soul winner all the time:
Don’t just regulate your soul winning to Thursday nights or Saturday mornings. Be on the lookout for the souls of men all the time; at work, at school, the gym, Walmart, the park, etc.
Stay out longer:
If you go soul winning for an hour you have an hour to reach people with the Gospel. If you stay out an hour and a half, you just gave yourself 30 extra minutes that you could use to talk to somebody about Jesus.
Give the gospel to multiple people at the same time:
Don’t be scared to talk to two friends at the same time or maybe a couple.
Recently, I was soul winning when we came across 9 young men (Late teens, early 20s) sitting and talking about who knows what. At first I was not going to approach them, but felt like I needed to. Honestly, I was a little scared.
I walked up to the them and said, “Hey guys, let me talk to you for a moment.” As I told them my name and where I was from, I gave them all tracts from our church.
I said to them, “let me ask you a question, do you know for sure you will go to heaven when you die?” Long story short, eight out of the nine got saved. The ninth did not want to get saved, but the eight did, and praise God for that!
I know that talking to one person can be scary enough, but you double, triple, and in this case the privilege to tell nine people about Christ at one time.
Talk about redeeming the time!
Go with more people:
Soul winning synergy is an amazing day. The more you have out soul winning the more you will be able to reach, and if any church wants to saturate their area with the Gospel they need to follow the law of synergy, which says: two people working get the results of three, and four gets the results of five, and six laborers get the result of eight and eight get the results of 10.
Kyle Pope, one of the assistant pastors of Gospel Light Baptist Church, found out that our church sees one person saved for about every 1.5 hours in the field.
God blesses hard work, both individually in teamwork.
by Joshua Harris