SEEDS OF DESTINY
DAILY DEVOTIONAL BY DR PASTOR PAUL ENENCHE
THURSDAY 28 JULY, 2022
TOPIC: A MODALITY FOR SOUL WINNING
SCRIPTURE: Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. Acts 8:35.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: One method of soul winning is to start from where you meet the sinner.
In Christianity, our salvation is meant to bring salvation to others, and the chain continues. We are saved to save other people; we are saved to win souls.
Now, one method of soul winning is to start from where you meet the sinner.
From our anchor Scripture, please, take note of this statement:
…. and (Philip) began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.
The Ethiopian eunuch was reading the Book of Isaiah. Then the Holy Spirit told Philip to run to him. When he ran to the Ethiopian eunuch, he preached to him by beginning from the same Scripture, the Book of Isaiah, which he (the Ethiopian eunuch) was reading. Where he met the man was where he started from.
This means, in order to get people saved, you are to preach to them from where you meet them. Start your discussion with what you see or meet them doing and progress into telling them about Jesus Christ.
Preaching does not mean telling people, “If you don’t repent, you will go to hell. You are a sinner. Look at you. All I want is to help you, if you like, go to hell”
No! Don’t preach like that. If you talk to people like that, you send them away. You don’t use harsh words to win souls. No one would listen to you if you talk to them like that. Unfortunately, this is how many people preach and they think they are very zealous for God.
This is not how to preach and win souls for God. You are to begin by discussing what you meet them doing, like Philip. This means, you are to begin with whatever is the most important matter to the person at the moment you meet them, the very thing you meet them doing at that moment.
Remember this: One method of soul winning is to start from where you meet the sinner.
1. Ask God for the appropriate grace and wisdom to use in preaching to sinners.
2. Do not judge or condemn the sinner.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for Your Wisdom to win souls, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE METHOD OF SOUL WINNING
QUOTE: Each will be rewarded for the number of souls he led from hell to heaven. Each will be rewarded for the number of backsliders he restored back to God. Culled from “MAKING FULL PROOF OF MINISTRY” by Dr Paul.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Isaiah 40-42.
AMAZING FACT: By the third trimester, a developing baby can recognize their mother’s voice from inside the womb.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Fresh Grace and Divine Help in soul-winning is released for you in Jesus’ Name.