Soul-winning is the duty of every believer. Are you saved? If yes, then it is your responsibility to get others saved as well because God has given us the ministry of reconciliation. See what the Bible says:
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;  that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.” – 2 Corinthians 5:18–19
With soul-winning, it shouldn’t be a case of, “I may or may not.” We should always be ready and willing to preach the gospel. Many people ask: do I know enough to preach to somebody, and how do I go about it? First of all, if you know enough to get saved, you know enough to get others saved. As for the how, let’s cover that now.
How to win souls
You’re not alone if you have tried to preach to somebody and couldn’t find the courage to approach them or get the words out. But as legitimate as some of the reasons we have for not preaching are, we need to get past them. Here are a few things to do:
Prayer is an integral part of soul winning. You must spend time praying for the people you plan to evangelize to. Prayer makes all the difference not just for the person you are trying to preach to, but for you as well. Prayer makes you bolder. So, the next time you’re going out to win a soul, or you’re second-guessing whether to preach, pray in the spirit for a while and see how much of a difference it will make.
2. Study them
If you want to preach to somebody you’re not very familiar with but you often see, it would do you a lot of good if you study them. You need to know about them to care about them. Many people can tell when you genuinely care for them and the message you want them to receive. Getting to know them first makes it easier for you to preach the gospel to them. Go the extra mile.
“Practice makes perfect” doesn’t just apply to your career alone. It is also valid in soul winning. You can stand in front of your mirror and say the words you plan to say or practice with your believing friends. Practicing doesn’t make you less spiritual. So, if you have studied the person you want to preach to, you can then practice the best approach to bring up the message of the gospel. You would be more confident going to preach when you’ve prayed and practiced.
4. Be compassionate
Jesus, who gave us this gospel, was compassionate. The bible mentions his compassion for people several times. Therefore, we must be compassionate as we preach the gospel, whether it is to our friends, colleagues, strangers, etc. As we have mentioned, people can tell when you care. However, tweaking or twisting the gospel’s message so as not to offend isn’t compassion or care. Genuine care is first seen in the fact that you love them enough to want them to have eternal life and not death and bondage.
Praying, practicing, learning to show compassion, etc., will all produce results if you actually step out to preach. For people to get saved, you have to go out and preach the gospel. God has committed this good news to us, so we are responsible for the spread of the message. The message isn’t going to spread if we don’t preach it (Romans 10:14).
Finally, remember that if you know enough to be saved, you know enough to get others saved. Don’t let the devil cheat you out of soul-winning by telling you that you don’t know enough. If the seemingly simple words you heard could get you saved, it can do the same for others. Jesus has done the hard part, all you need to do is tell people all he has done and its significance in their lives. That’s the gospel. You can do it.
We would love to know how this helped you preach the gospel. You can share your experience in the comment section.
You can listen to the full sermon on how to win souls HERE.
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