Icebreaker: Who did you invite to our Easter services this year? Or Who do you plan on inviting?
Purpose: The purpose of this lesson is to encourage our growth and boldness as a witness for Jesus Christ.
“For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believe—the Jew first and also the Gentile.” Romans 1:16 NLT
Discussion: The sacrifice of Jesus is unmatched and He did it all for us. Because of this great love, why would we be ashamed of sharing our faith? The truth is, our emotions and fears get in the way. We are afraid of being told no, we are worried about what people may think of us, or we don’t believe we can really make that much of a difference for the Kingdom. Amidst all these “feelings”, God’s word reminds us that it is not our power that brings people to salvation but “it is the power of God at work, saving EVERYONE WHO believes.” The ability to reach the lost is already inside. We merely need to take a step of faith!
Q1 - What is the number one obstacle you face when witnessing about Christ?
Q2 - How did the Good News reach you for the very first time?
Three Qualities of a Soul Winner:
1. Soul Winners have an anguish for the lost.
Matthew 9:36 NLT “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
Q1 - Who are the lost to you and how do you know they are lost?
Q2 - Anguish is defined as a deep pain. Do you have an anguish for the lost and if so how do you know?
2. Soul Winners see themselves as Watchmen of the city.
Ezekiel 3:17 NLT “Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately.”
Q1 - What are three things you could do to make a difference in your city for Christ?
Q2 - How do you warn someone about the penalty of sin and remain in love?
3. A Soul Winner views people with an eternal perspective.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NKJV “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”
Q1 - What is an eternal perspective?
Q2 - Why is an eternal perspective so important regarding Soul Winning?
Declaration: I believe that I am an effective tool for winning souls to the Kingdom of God. I will not be ashamed of the Gospel and I will not be afraid to speak on behalf of Christ. I rebuke every hindrance that would try to stop me from reaching the lost. I will be moved by compassion for God’s people. I will be a watchman over my city. I will see with an eternal perspective because God is greater than anything stopping me from reaching His people.
Application: Step out of your comfort zone this week. Talk to 10 people you wouldn’t normally talk to and share the love of God with them. Don’t be afraid to pray for them and believe for a miracle!