He That Winneth Souls – Part 2

Posted by on Oct 27, 2002

First Baptist Church of Ranson, WV

Pastor’s Sunday Morning Bible Class Notes

October 27, 2002

 

“He That Winneth Souls” (Part 2)

Lesson Text: Proverbs 11:30

I.       What Does It Mean To Win Souls?

 

To win a soul to Christ means to personally lead (influence) a person to put his faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior, and to demonstrate that faith by calling upon Him to save him.

 

II.      Why Should We Win Souls To Christ?

 

A.        We should win souls because it is commanded by God in the great commission.

B.         We should win souls because it is how we bear fruit.

C.        We should win souls because it is a part of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.

D.        We should win souls because it is wise.

E.         We should win souls because there are special rewards.

F.         We should win souls because the harvest is great.

G.        We should win souls because hell is real.

H.        We should win souls because it is a sin not to do so.

 

III.    What Are The Qualifications For Becoming A Soul Winner?

 

A.        The soul winner must be saved.

1.         We cannot share something that we do not possess.. (Mark 5:15-20)

2.         We must also know (have assurance) that we are saved. (1 John 5:13)

 

B.         The soul winner must be right with God.

1.         He must have a right relationship with God. (1 John 1:7)

2.         We must not be harboring any unconfessed sin in our hearts. (1 John 1:9)

 

C.        The soul winner must be living a separated life.

1.         We must be separated from the world. (Rom. 12:1-2; 2 Cor. 6:17; Jam. 1:27; 4:4)

2.         We must be separated unto God. (1 Pet. 2:9)

3.         We must be a model believer. (1 Tim. 4:12)

 

D.        The soul winner must pray for the power of God.

1.         We cannot win souls in our own strength. (Eph. 6:10)

2.         We must have God’s power. (Col. 1:10-11)

 

E.         The soul winner must have a compassion for souls.

1.         Jesus had compassion for souls. (Mat. 9:36; Mark 1:40-42)

2.                  We must possess this same compassion. (Jude 22-23)

 

F.         The soul winner must know how to win souls.

1.         We must have a plan (memorize a presentation).

2.         We must know how to present the gospel, as well as lead a lost sinner to make a personal commitment to Christ.

 

G.        The soul winner must be willing to go. (2 Cor. 8:12; 1 Tim. 6:18)