Step 2 - the 5 verses
The second step in Sharing Jesus is to let the Bible speak. God uses His Word to change people's lives and speak to their hearts. This step provides a series of verses that you will ask the person to read out loud. The key is for them to read them out loud...to hear their own voice. Carry a small New Testament and use it for this phase. (mark the 5 verses)
If there is any defensiveness or resistance on the part of the lost person, it will be when you pull out your pocket Bible.
Let the person read each verse aloud and ask "What does that say to you?"
Romans 3:23 "ALL have sinned." Ask: What does that say to you? (All are sinners)
Romans 6:23 "The wages of sin is death." Ask: What does that say to you? (Payment for sin is death)
1 Corinthians 15: 3-4 "...how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures."
Ask: What does that say to you? (Christ died for our sin, and arose)
John 1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name." Ask: What does that say to you? (God's remedy for sin)
Revelation 3:20a "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock, if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in
to him." Ask: What does this say to you? (He waits - you can be saved right now.)
Now you can help your friend decide...what will he/she do about Jesus? The choice is theirs to make.
Are you a sinner?
Do you want forgiveness for your sins?
Do you believe Jesus died for your sin and rose again?
Are you willing to surrender your life to Christ?
Are you ready to invite Jesus into your life & heart?
Be silent...and pray.
I read where one young man presented Share Jesus to his girlfriend, and he was silent and prayed for 45 minutes! He spoke not a word after asking her if she was ready. He waited for her to speak. His 45 minutes of prayer and silence was followed by her accepting Christ! So let the person take their time and you be silent and pray.
You job is done. You have presented Jesus. You have obeyed the command of Jesus to GO & TELL.
The choice is in the heart and mind of the listener. Seeds of faith have been planted and they have a choice to "choose Jesus or to reject Him."
Pray daily for the Lord to give you the desire and opportunities to SHARE. You will be blessed!
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