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John 3:16 (KJV)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Christ died then rose again that you might be saved!
Jesus truly is still saving people daily. Have you had the desire to lead others to Christ but don't know what to say if you are asked? What about the question "What next?" after someone gets saved? Look further here! This page is designed to help you show others how to be saved, and how to start their Christian life!
If you have found this page, and have not accepted Christ as Savior and Lord, please click this link!
One of the best tools found in the Bible to lead others to salvation is simply the Romans' Road, found in the book of Romans.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;"
"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."
"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation."
The easiest way to remember these verses is ...DON'T! You need to mark these in your Bible. Here's how:
First find Romans 3:23. Highlight it. Then
somewhere near that
write "Go to 6:23".
Find Romans 6:23. Highlight it. Near it write "Go to 5:9".
Find Romans 5:9. Highlight it. Near it write "10:9-10".
Find Romans 10:9-10. Highlight it. Near it write "Sinner's Prayer".
Now here are some ideas to use in explaining the above verses:
Romans 3:23. Start by telling the person that "all sinners" means you as well as him. Everyone. Ask them if they know if they are a sinner or not. If they say they do, go to the next step. If not, unfortunately you won't be able to lead them to Christ. Now would be a good time to share you personal testimony with them.
Romans 6:23. First, explain that if we know we are sinners, and decide not to accept Christ, then our payday will be eternity in Hell. Second, explain that God provided a way out, Jesus Christ, and stress that it is a gift, that we cannot "earn" salvation.
Romans 5:9. Explain that even though we are sinners, Christ loved us enough that He gave His life for us.
Romans 10:9-10. Ask them if they believe what you have just shared with them. If they say yes, ask them if they would like to pray to ask Jesus to save them. Then you can explain that if they believe in their heart, and confess with their mouth, Jesus will save them.
A simple sinner's prayer you can lead them in is:
God, I realize that I am a sinner, I know that
am lost with out
I want to repent [ turn away from ] of my sins.
I know now that you sent your Son to die just for me, and I believe you raised Him from the dead.
I accept you, Jesus, into my heart, and I ask you to show me how I should live.
Thank you, Lord Jesus. I know that I am now Saved!
In Jesus name I pray, Amen!
Lead them in the prayer, a phrase at a time. Make sure they say it, so that it will be alive in them.
If the person accepts Christ, rejoice with them. Encourage them to share what has happened with others.
Now the person asks the question "What next?".
First, they need to begin to read the Bible. Daily. You can suggest they start by reading the book of John. Ask them to read it a little at a time, so that the Holy Spirit can help them to understand it. I also suggest a daily devotional. (There are many available free for the asking. Do a search on the internet for "daily devotional".) Tell them to pray as they read asking God for understanding. Instruct them they need to pray to God daily and often.
Next, they need find a good church. Tell them to use their Bible when someone is teaching or preaching to make sure what they say lines up with the Bible. When they feel God is leading them to join the church they are attending, tell them to ask to speak with the pastor about joining.
Jesus gave us the beautiful picture of Baptism. Here is the scripture to share:
Matthew 3:13-17 (KJV)
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.  But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?  And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.  And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Romans 6:1-9 (KJV)
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?  God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
These verses testify as to why we should be baptized. What I am going to share now is what the Bible has to say about the mode of baptism. The word "baptized" in verse Romans 6:3 comef from a root word in the Greek which is "baptizo" which means "to make fully wet". In fact, as to the best of my knowledge (and as to what my computer program can spit out) EVERY instance of the word "baptized" comes up with the same meaning. So, in looking at the definition, baptism should be done so that one gets fully wet, or immersed completely under water. But the great part of this discussion involves two other discussions:
(1) Do I have to be baptized to be saved?
(2) Do I have to be baptized at all?
To the first discussion, the answer is a huge NO. There are people who for some reason or another (usually physical) cannot be baptized. But they have accepted Christ as Savior and are just as much saved as anyone who has been saved and baptized.
To discussion (2) the answer is YES. You should want to be baptized as an example and a testimony that you have followed Christ.
To end this help for the witnesses, I would say that for you to be an encourager as much as possible. Don't be a pest, but show that you care, and be available to help if called upon. Know who to call if you don't have answers! And lastly, pray daily that God will lead you to people who need Jesus, and that He would fill you with the Holy Spirit so that you can give an answer to the hope that is within you!
1 Peter 3:15 (KJV)
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
I wish you much success in lead others to Christ! May God richly bless you for your efforts!
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