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  • Are you active in Soul Winning?

    Everyweek myself and a group of people are involved in street evangelism/soul winning.

    Are you active in Soul Winning? Or are you apathetic towards the lost souls that are daily going to hell?

    For tracts I strongly endorse Fellowship Tract League as their tracts are very Fundamentalist based and Bible Preaching. Plus praise the Lord their tracts are all free shipping too!

    http://www.fellowshiptractleague.org/

    I have not yet written a article on Soul Winning so in the meantime you can be encouraged with what brother Tom Farrow and others have to say.

    http://www.voiceoftheevangelist.com/

    http://www.soulwinning.info/ - KJVO but they have some good tips on Soul Winning

    http://www.biblebelievers.com/moody_sermons/m1.html

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    1 Corinthians 12:14-20
    14
    For the body is not one member, but many.
    15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
    16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
    17 If the whole body [were] an eye, where [were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling?
    18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
    19 And if they were all one member, where [were] the body?
    20 But now [are they] many members, yet but one body.
    1 Corinthians 12:29-30
    29
    [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?
    30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
    While we are all called on occasion to witness and lead others to Christ, not all are called to be evangelists. Let the teachers be teachers and the preachers be preachers, and the janitors be janitors, and let the Spirit determine when, where, and how we are to minister to others.

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    • #3
      Are you trying to say that you do not care and are apathetic towards Soul winning?

      ALL believers need to be involved in Soul Winning for its a command of the Lord.

      Check out some of Tom Farrow's excellent sermons on soul winning. He argues that soul winning is a daily duty of all believers.

      http://www.voiceoftheevangelist.com/

      Hmm since you mentioned Spiritual Gifts. All too often do many misunderstand these.
      G. Problem #2: People typically seek extra-__biblical_ ways of determining their gifts.
      1. ___analytical________ method: self-inventories.
      a. May be based more on the 20th century Western idea of the “__specialist__” than NT Christianity (Gaffin, Perspectives of Pentecost, 53).

      Originally posted by Kahtar View Post
      1 Corinthians 12:14-20
      14
      For the body is not one member, but many.
      15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
      16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
      17 If the whole body [were] an eye, where [were] the hearing? If the whole [were] hearing, where [were] the smelling?
      18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.
      19 And if they were all one member, where [were] the body?
      20 But now [are they] many members, yet but one body.
      1 Corinthians 12:29-30
      29
      [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?
      30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
      While we are all called on occasion to witness and lead others to Christ, not all are called to be evangelists. Let the teachers be teachers and the preachers be preachers, and the janitors be janitors, and let the Spirit determine when, where, and how we are to minister to others.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by poochie View Post
        Are you trying to say that you do not care and are apathetic towards Soul winning?



        I'm not Kahtar, but I assure you he is not apathetic toward soul winning and he does care very much for lost souls.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Whispering Grace View Post



          I'm not Kahtar, but I assure you he is not apathetic toward soul winning and he does care very much for lost souls.
          I did. I apologize then.

          I argue that all should be involved daily in reaching lost souls.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by poochie View Post
            I argue that all should be involved daily in reaching lost souls.
            The Lord has entrusted me with 5 precious souls, a lost husband and 4 children who do not yet know the Lord.

            Does that count?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Whispering Grace View Post
              The Lord has entrusted me with 5 precious souls, a lost husband and 4 children who do not yet know the Lord.

              Does that count?
              Then that is your first duty then. But leaving "soul winning" only to the "specialists" is not right. Sadly this is the position of many.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by poochie View Post
                Are you trying to say that you do not care and are apathetic towards Soul winning?
                If that was what I was trying to say, I would have said it. Nothing in my post suggested that. Read what I wrote.
                But let me put it in plainer words for you. We should ALL witness and share the gospel and 'win souls' (although I don't think WE win anything at all). But we are also all given specific gifts and callings to which we should adhere to, and not try to make ourselves be busy trying to do the work assigned to another.
                In other words, those called to preach should busy themselves with that calling, but when the opportunity arises, they should not hesitate to share the gospel and lead one to Christ.
                In the same way, one who is CALLED to be an evangelist should busy himself with the work of leading others to Christ, but when the opportunity arises, should not hesitate to preach a message, etc., etc.
                Or, in other words, there is no need to try to make others feel guilty for not pursuing your calling to the extent that YOU do.
                We are all called to preach the truth also, but not all are preachers. W are all called to teach, but not all are teachers.
                It is okay for a preacher to spend the majority of his time working in his calling, or the teacher in his calling, or the evengelist in his calling.
                Does that make sense to you?

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                • #9
                  I don't go out everyday and preach on the street corner, but I belong to a church that believes very strongly in outreach. Our motto "Following Jesus...Engaging People". We believe that first you meet the physical needs of people (like Jesus did), then you win souls for the kingdom through love and trust. There are many ways to win souls for God's Kingdom, besides standing on a soap box.

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                  • #10
                    When you state daily.. do you mean going out on the street corner and handing out tracts on a daily basis? How many different ways are there to 'witness' to the 'lost'? Some people don't hand out tracts.. but just their 'life' and 'lifestyle' is a 'witness' to many of the lost around them. I've seen these 'Saint's.'. who are Saints according to the 'will of God' and not men in religion.

                    Is one 'witnessing' on this Webpage? I honestly believe there are people on here who are not 'saved' or 'born Again'... Some may have religion.. some may have church memberships.. but are they 'truly Born Again' from above.. by the Will of God? I personally don't hand out tracts.. I let the Spirit move me to be 'sensitive' to His promptings.. I used to go out and 'force' it down everybody's throat.. cause thats what I was taught... Until I began to realize again that it's God who Saves... He draws, He Saves... If He is working on a soul or drawing a soul into Him.. He will use me no matter how He sees fit.. If its to talk to them about the Good News.. then He will let me know how and when to do it.. If its just to pray for that person.. then I'll do that.... God is in control.. He is the One drawing and converting.. I'm just a vessel...

                    I have a real hard time with some who make it a competition on 'how many' souls they have 'converted' thru their ministry.. Well its God who Converts and Saves.. and He never made it a competition... It's His Will.. not man's... Salvation belongs to Him and Him alone..
                    Many appear Righteous and Just because they say 'yes' to Jesus Christ , yet they don't do His Will.
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                    Verily I say unto thee, the tax collectors and the prostitutes go into the Kingdom of Heaven before you do.
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                    The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying. YEA, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with LOVINGKINDESS have I DRAWN THEE.
                    Jeremiah 31:3

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by poochie View Post
                      Then that is your first duty then. But leaving "soul winning" only to the "specialists" is not right. Sadly this is the position of many.
                      I didn't say I leave soul winning to the specialists. I am a specialist for the purpose God has given me and the situation He has put me in.

                      If I am called to witness to people, I witness to them. If I am called to minister to someone, I minister. If I am called to give, I give.

                      I strive to be a Light to every person I come in contact with and glorify Jesus Christ by living this wonderful changed life day in and day out.

                      I think it is wrong to claim a person isn't "soul winning" because they aren't out on the street corner handing out gospel tracts. We should be witnesses of the saving grace of Jesus Christ ALL the time and in every circumstance God puts us in.
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                      • #12
                        In a sense you are right, but the problem with that kind of thinking is it gets people lazy.

                        We had a evangelist speak at our school in chapel and he gave many stats and did what you describe as making ppl feel guilty for not soul winning. He himself said that those not involve din soul winning are cowards. He made that one statement that most others ignored or did not hear. But I downloaded all the audio sermons and have listened to them again at least once.

                        People should lead others to Christ, but you are right in that not everyone is called to it as a ministry. For example we have children's ministries and some evangelize that way. I feel better with the tract, street witnessing type approach.

                        Originally posted by Kahtar View Post
                        If that was what I was trying to say, I would have said it. Nothing in my post suggested that. Read what I wrote.
                        But let me put it in plainer words for you. We should ALL witness and share the gospel and 'win souls' (although I don't think WE win anything at all). But we are also all given specific gifts and callings to which we should adhere to, and not try to make ourselves be busy trying to do the work assigned to another.
                        In other words, those called to preach should busy themselves with that calling, but when the opportunity arises, they should not hesitate to share the gospel and lead one to Christ.
                        In the same way, one who is CALLED to be an evangelist should busy himself with the work of leading others to Christ, but when the opportunity arises, should not hesitate to preach a message, etc., etc.
                        Or, in other words, there is no need to try to make others feel guilty for not pursuing your calling to the extent that YOU do.
                        We are all called to preach the truth also, but not all are preachers. W are all called to teach, but not all are teachers.
                        It is okay for a preacher to spend the majority of his time working in his calling, or the teacher in his calling, or the evengelist in his calling.
                        Does that make sense to you?

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                        • #13
                          Amen to that. I agree with what you say.

                          Originally posted by appletonbill View Post
                          I don't go out everyday and preach on the street corner, but I belong to a church that believes very strongly in outreach. Our motto "Following Jesus...Engaging People". We believe that first you meet the physical needs of people (like Jesus did), then you win souls for the kingdom through love and trust. There are many ways to win souls for God's Kingdom, besides standing on a soap box.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by poochie View Post
                            In a sense you are right, but the problem with that kind of thinking is it gets people lazy.

                            We had a evangelist speak at our school in chapel and he gave many stats and did what you describe as making ppl feel guilty for not soul winning. He himself said that those not involve din soul winning are cowards. He made that one statement that most others ignored or did not hear. But I downloaded all the audio sermons and have listened to them again at least once.

                            People should lead others to Christ, but you are right in that not everyone is called to it as a ministry. For example we have children's ministries and some evangelize that way. I feel better with the tract, street witnessing type approach.
                            What part of "that kind of thinking" makes folks lazy?


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                            • #15
                              The Lord told me to love them till they ask me why?

                              I believe that the Great Commission without the Great Commandment is worthless.

                              Poochie, What do you say to a person that you are witnessing to?

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