If you had the opportunity to have a personal relationship with your Creator, would you want one?
What would you say is a person’s greatest spiritual need?
Do you ever give much thought to God and spiritual things?
Has there ever been a time in your life when you seriously considered your need for eternal life?
In your opinion, what would you say a person must do to inherit eternal life and go to heaven?
Did you know that if you are born once, you will die twice, but if you are born twice, you will die only once (John 3:3 and Revelation 20:6, 14)?
If I could show you in the Bible how you can be 100% certain that you will go to heaven when you die, would you be interested in hearing about it?
May I take a moment to share with you what I know to be true about knowing God in a personal way?
Tell me about your most memorable spiritual experience.
Tell me about your church background. Did you go to church as a child?
How do you feel about your upbringing and your awareness of spiritual things?
How would you describe your life with God now?
How do you think a person begins a personal relationship with God?
When did you feel closest to God? What factors or influences brought you nearer to God? Would you like to sense a closeness to God that you have never known before?
On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being closest to God), where do you see yourself in relationship to Him? Where do you want to be? How do you see yourself moving closer to God? How can I encourage you to get to where you would like to be?
What gives the most meaning to your life?
What or who is your source of strength in your day-to-day living?
When you have problems or crises, how do you manage to get through them?
Is religion or God important to you? In what ways? If not, is there any particular reason why they aren’t?
Could we look at a few verses of scripture to see what God says about this matter? Would you be kind enough to tell me what you think this verse means?
Does God (or a higher power) seem personal to you?
Do you feel close to God?
What is your picture of God?
What has God done for you?
How is God working in your life right now?
Do you feel you are living up to what you feel God expects of you?
Are you comfortable with God’s guidelines and laws for living?
Do you feel there are any barriers between you and God?
Have you ever felt anything against God?
Have you ever done anything for which you feel God could not forgive you?
Do you understand the way to forgiveness and what it means?
Do you feel God has a plan for your life?
Do you read the Bible?
Do you understand what you read?
Does Bible reading help in living? How?
Is prayer a meaningful part of your devotional life?
Do you feel you are growing spiritually?
Are you involved in a church? Do you attend the worship services of your church?
Has being ill made any difference in your thinking or feeling about God or heaven?
When you are ill, do you have feelings that God is punishing you or that it is His will for you to be sick?
Do you trust God with your future?
These questions are great when you’re moving the conversation from the natural realm to the spiritual realm and trying to diagnose where the person is spiritually. Let’s be “soul-conscious” this month; having our spiritual antennas up, and looking for every opportunity to share the Gospel whoever the LORD leads across our path.
Who Did God Put Beside You?
Are You Available?
Using Romans As A Witnessing ResourceThe Book of Romans was written by the Apostle Paul most likely from Corinth around 55-56 AD. Paul spent around three months at Corinth at the end of his third missionary journey. The reason for Paul writing this book was manifold. He wanted to announce that he was planning on visiting Rome after he returned to Jerusalem. Furthermore, he wanted to present a complete and detailed statement of the Gospel which he so boldly proclaimed. He also wanted to address the tensions that had been built up between the Jewish and the Gentile believers in the Christian community at Rome. As Paul went about his missionary journeys, he was harassed by Judaizers who followed him from city to city to lead new believers in Jesus Christ away from the true liberty of the Gospel and back into the bondage of the Law (Galatians 5:1). Paul therefore emphasized the historical and chronological priority of the Jews, stressed the advantage of being a Jew, and pointed out that since HE is the only true God, HE therefore is the God of the Gentiles as well as the Jews (Romans 3:29). Paul then stated that both Jews and Gentiles are all under sin and both alike need to be saved by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ through His redemptive and propitiatory sacrifice by His blood on the cross. Paul also pointed out that since Israel leaders rejected God’s Son as the Messiah; God has temporarily stopped His specific program for Israel and extended His grace to the entire human race (Romans 9-11). The theme of the Book of Romans is righteousness. This righteousness is God Himself and His righteousness possesses and manifests itself through all of God’s actions. It is also the righteousness that God offers to all humans only by grace through faith. Righteousness is imputed to all who trust in the finished work of Christ and wherefore they become justified in God’s sight. An outline of the Book of Romans can be seen as: Salutation and Theme (1:1-17) Justification (1:18-5:21) Sanctification (6:1-8:17) Glorification (8:18-39) Israel’s Divine Purpose (9:1-11:36) Application of Righteousness (12:1-15:13) Conclusion (15:14-16:27) Based on the premise of Salvation is needed; Salvation has been provided; Salvation must be accepted, let’s look at a few of the verses from this incredible Book and find some nuggets to lead others to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ… Salvation is needed: 3:10-12: As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 3:23: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Salvation has been provided: 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Salvation must be accepted: 10:9-13: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Using Genesis As A Witnessing ResourceThe Bible is a book of redemption. Although it is a book; it is more than a book. Although it contains stories; they are more than stories. Although it contains words; they are more than words. The Bible is alive! God’s Word tells us that the prophecies “came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost (2 Peter 1:31). God’s Word is a fire that can melt the coldest of hearts (Jeremiah 20:9). It is a hammer that can break the hardest of hearts into pieces (Jeremiah 23:29). Furthermore, God promises that His word will never return void (Isaiah 55:11) and“the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).” His Word can be trusted completely! I’m reminded of the story of a man traveling who came upon a frozen lake. With great trepidation and caution, he began to slowly put his weight on the ice, listening for crackles. His lack of trust in the integrity of the ice forced him to lay his body on the ice to distribute his weight even more. He then began to tap the ice with a long stick and after an hour of moving only a few feet, the exhausted and frustrated traveler quickly become weary. Suddenly, he heard singing and laughing coming towards him on the ice. To his dismay, he turned around and saw a huge coal sled being pulled by eight Clydesdale horses. That ice was solid through and through all the way to the bottom of the lake! The man felt so foolish, so embarrassed. So it is with the Word of God; it is solid through and through, can be trusted, and God wants us to trust Him and not be afraid to put His Word to the test. Is there anything higher than God and His holy Name? The Bible declares that there is. Psalm 138:2 declares “thou hast magnified thy word above all thy Name.” God’s actually has elevated His Word higher than His holy Name. How can that be? It’s very simple, if a person’s word can’t be trusted, he can’t be trusted. On the same token, if God’s Word can’t be trusted, God can’t be trusted. But God can be trusted (Titus 1:2) and His Word can be trusted and is inerrant (meaning it is completely without error). If the Bible contained just one error, it would cease to be a reliable and valid source and therefore couldn’t be trusted. But, it can be trusted! The Bible does not contain the word of God; it is the word of God! Skeptics though the ages have tried to destroy it; disprove it; detract from it, distort it; and even disdained it; yet, the Bible lives on. The anvil patiently takes the blows of the hammer, so the Word of God has patiently taken the blows from infidels throughout the ages. This best selling book of all ages lives on and will continue to live on. It is shallow enough that a child can wade in, and deep enough where you’ll never hit the bottom. The Old Testament prophets yearned with great anticipation for the coming Messiah. The New Testament declares His arrival. God allowed the Roman Empire to reign at the time of Christ which allowed roads to be built to the known world. He allowed Hellenism to sweep the Roman Empire which brought the extremely precise Greek language for the New Testament to be written. The stage of human history was now set and “when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son…” (Galatians 4:4). The late great preacher Adrian Rogers once said, “No matter where you cut the Bible, it bleeds the blood of Jesus.” There is a scarlet thread that runs through all 66 books of the Bible pointing to God’s unending redemptive plan of love to mankind through His Son Jesus Christ. No matter what book of the Bible you choose, there is a redemption song that sings out from the heart of God to all who will listen. Based on the premise of Salvation is needed; Salvation has been provided; Salvation must be accepted, let’s dive into the riches of God’s Word and find some of the treasures of His redemptive plan in each book of the Bible. It is possible to use any book of the Bible to lead another person to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Although being far from exhaustive, we will attempt to glimpse at just a few of the verses from each book based on this reality.
GenesisIn Genesis, the Book of Beginnings, we see the fall of mankind and the entrance of sin into the world through Adam and Eve. Salvation is needed: Genesis 2:1;But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Adam and Eve deliberately and volitionally chose to disobey God. As soon as they did, sin and death entered into the world. Think about it, if just one sin entered into the world through Adam and Eve and separated them from God; if just one sin cast the highest angel in heaven out from the presence of God, guess how many sins it took for you and I to commit to be separated from a holy God? One! This shows how infinitely holy God is. God is not “the man upstairs!” The Bible declares God as thrice holy, infinitely holy, and that He cannot even look upon sin, much less let it into His holy Presence. 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Man has fallen and the disease of sin spreads quickly! One sin entered into the world, and it spread like wildfire. If God let one sin into heaven, can you imagine what heaven would be like? 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. The fall has occurred, sin has entered the world, sin has spread, man has become decadent and wicked in his thoughts and actions-Salvation is needed! Salvation has been provided: 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. This is the first Messianic prophecy in the Bible referring to the coming Messiah Jesus 22:8, And Abraham said, My son, God will provide Himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. Another beautiful picture of the Lamb of God which is coming to take away the sins of the world. 22:18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. Notice it says seed (singular), not seeds (plural). Seed referring to the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ. 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; Salvation must be accepted: 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
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