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How to be a BOLD Soul Winner | Intentional Evangelism

How to be a Bold Soul Winner

95% Of Christians have yet to share their faith, this stat is true and heartbreaking and if trends continue, a religion that is based off evangelism, will become one of the largest religious cliques in history. Our concern for the spiritual condition of the human soul should compel us to attempt to win them to Christ. I have heard it said that even though most Christians are not “Universalists” because that would be heresy, we act them a “Universalist” because we have no urgency to see people come to Christ. We are “Functional Universalists.”

Lets take a look at the Bible…

John 1:40-42
40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).42 And he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter[a]).

1. Connect with People (V. 41a)

“The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother “

Andrew was concerned for the spiritual condition of his brother, so what did he do? He brought Peter to Jesus. Andrew was being “Soul Conscious” which simply means, being aware of the spiritual condition of the people that are in your life, and taking them to Jesus. Notice it was the FIRST THING that Andrew set out to do, it was the first thing on his mind, it was the single most important thing in his life at that moment. Why have we lost that urgency?

2. Communicate the Gospel (V. 41b)

“and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ)”

The main point I want to hit home here is that Andrew verbalized his faith “Come, we have FOUND the Messiah.” There is a major misconception that has been floating around Christianity that is unfortunately not only hindering the advancement of the Gospel but stopping it. “I am sharing the Gospel by the way I am living.” Well if that were true then you would be sharing it with your MOUTH! Look at Jesus everything that flowed from his mouth was GOSPEL, we are called to verbalize our faith. To walk in obedience to the great commission and the command to evangelize we must not only live a life worthy of the Gospel, but we must be bold in the way we proclaim it. 

 

3. Call for Response (V. 42)

And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which, when translated, is Peter[a]).”

We have to call for a response, when I am speaking with someone and I have shared the good news I usually ask, “Is there any good reason for you not to receive this right here, right now?” Once the question is asked I just begin praying asking the Lord to transform hearts, and to regenerate lives

 

I hope that this small exegetical look at John 1:40-42 helped show you the importance of intentional evangelism!

 

In Christ

Victor Gancedo

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