Saturday, 22nd May, 2021
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15 KJV)
As a Christian, you must be effective in soul winning. You’re a missionary here on earth, an ambassador for Christ. You’re commissioned of God to take the message of salvation to others. That’s the instruction given to us, as read in the scripture above. Your life should be about soul winning; dedicate your time, effort, and resources to it.
Be known for your passion for the Lord, His Gospel, and the souls of men. Soul winning was Jesus’ lifestyle. On a certain occasion, as He passed through Samaria on His way from Judea to Galilee, He needed to rest a bit; so He sat at a well, while His disciples went to get some food.
While at the well, a woman came to draw water, and Jesus began to preach the Good News to her (Read John 4). Jesus encountered this woman and brought her out of her shell—the feeling that she was “nobody.” Despite being a total stranger to her, He gave her a new self-value. The Bible tells us to follow His example (1 Peter 2:21).
Sometimes, there’re those that we have to reach out to. You may notice someone who’s sitting quietly in a corner somewhere, and you pull a chair and sit beside that one, and say, “Can I be of help to you?” Then in the process, minister the Gospel to that one.
There’s the one who’s alone and seems helpless; then you come by, sit with him or her and you lead them to Christ. Don’t ignore them and act like they’re not there. Become concerned about their plight. Your life is all about being an effective witness for Jesus Christ. You represent Him in your world.
Your lifestyle and actions before non-Christians should, and must, be such that endear Christ to them, to believe and receive the Gospel. Your job is to win them and bring them into the Kingdom.
"Lord, what an honour it is to be enlisted into the ministry of reconciliation! I’ll keep sharing the good news with those around me, and I’ll do it with courage, boldness and confidence. By your Spirit, I’ll help them learn the Word, showing them the path of life and how to live. I’m effective in the ministry of the Gospel, and through me, salvation comes to many, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Luke 4:18-19; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 10:22-42 & 2 Kings 8-9
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: Mark 12:13-17 & Numbers 25