The following images are taken by permission from the author from a little pocket sized booklet that is intended to aid in the presentation of the Gospel to the unsaved. This is NOT a tract that you give to someone. It is a booklet that you carry around and keep it handy so that when the opportunity comes up, you can share God’s plan of salvation with them.
The intent is that you read each page with the prospect and then ask the questions as they come up. Make sure you read the Bible passages that are listed to reinforce the subject.
Remember: Never argue with the prospect. Nothing is EVER accomplished by arguing and it may possibly change the person’s opinion of the Gospel. If they don’t answer the question as intended on the page, go back and read the question again and finally get them to answer in one of the ways indicated on the page. This procedure is very effective if it is used correctly. But, remember that we are not salesmen(people) and trying to shove something down their throats. Rather, we are God’s messenger and just presenting the Gospel to them. Once they hear the Gospel, the Holy Spirit will use the information that they just heard and will either soften their heart and eventually they will get saved – either by our hand or someone else’s but that is up to God. Don’t let that stop you from giving the invitation and asking them if they would like to make the decision at that point — but don’t force them.
If they have a question in the middle of the presentation, simply say, “That’s a great question, and I’ll be happy to answer it when we are done with this.” Stay on track and don’t divert the course. If the question comes back up after the presentation, then answer it, again, not arguing. If you don’t know the answer, call your pastor or post the question on this blog and we will do our best to answer the question from the Bible only, if possible. If we don’t know, we will call our pastor. Bottom line is that, where we may not know everything, we are good friends with the One who does.
If the prospect does make the decision to receive Christ as their personal Savior, then make sure that you do your best to get them hooked up into a good Bible-believing, Bible-preaching church where they can get plugged in and learn more about the Gospel and how to present it to others. If you happen to have a spare booklet like the one here, give it to them so that they can hit the ground running and share the Gospel with their friends and relatives.
If at all possible, get the newly converted prospect (new convert) to come to this blog site and go to our Discipleship section and start our Bible study that is geared toward the new converts and starting them off right. It is a thirteen week study that walks them through the basics of the Christian life. It is called Growing in Grace. You can follow this link and it will take you right to it.
The following subject matter is copyrighted ©by Dr. Roland Garlick and is meant for use solely as it is produced here and may not be changed in any way shape or form. If you would like to print it out or format it into a booklet as it is actually intended, you are more than welcome to do that as long as the subject matter is not changed in the slightest bit.
Happy witnessing and I pray that God blesses your efforts. Just remember that God’s word will not return to Him void. If you make the effort to put His word out there, His Spirit will work in the hearts of those that you share with. You may not get a conversion immediately, but if the person submits to God’s will, he/she will make the decision at some time in the future.
I Corinthians 3:6 “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”
We don’t do this for our own notoriety, we do this because God commands us to do it. All we have to do is plant the seed and then God will make the rest happen. You might be able to lead the person to Christ at that time or you leave the person with the information that is needed to make the decision at some point in the future. Someone else down the road may talk to them and push the seed a little deeper and water it and the Spirit will make it grow and they will be led to Christ and accept Jesus into their heart to be their personal Savior. God Bless you in your efforts. You will get your reward in Heaven! Now get out there and start presenting the Gospel.
©2012 Mark Davis