A Deep Understanding of God’s Love 2: Winning The Lost (By David Pope)

As I said, next time, we would look at how to put this deep understanding

of God’s love for you to use in soulwinning, so here we go. I have also

included comments to use in ministering to the lost.

Romans 3:23. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Here, we tell them this doesn’t mean that God is some sort of mean

grandfather type waiting to bash you on the head with a frying pan every

time you mess up. All this is saying to you is that outside of Jesus

Christ, there is nothing you can do to satisfy God.

Romans 5:8. But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were

yet sinners, Christ died for us. Now what we do here is plug the name of

the person we are ministering to, so we would have “But God commended (or

demonstrated) His love toward John, in that while John was still a

sinner, Christ died for John”. No disservice to the text, we’re making

the Gospel personal.

Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is

eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What we do here is to tell

them that without Christ, their eternal future is in hopeless jeopardy.

But, do tell them there is Good News: with Jesus, through faith in what

He did, they can live forever!

Right about now, be sure to tell its not about belonging to any

particular church being baptized in water or anything like that to be

born again. What they have to do is this:

Romans 10:9-10. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,

and believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou

shalt be saved. (v. 10) For with the heart man believeth unto

righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

And here’s some more Good News to share with them:

Romans 10:13. For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be


Be sure to tell them here, this means you. And something along the line

of ‘we can pray right now, OK?’ For those of you who have never led a

lost person to Christ, here’s a good model sinner’s prayer. Have them

repeat it in 3- 5 word phrases, about where I divide it by lines here.


I come to you

In Jesus’ name.



I don’t serve you any more.

Jesus Christ

I take you

As my Lord and Saviour

. Holy Spirit,

Come into my life

and teach me how

to live the Christian way.

I say I am saved right now

By faith, In Jesus’ name.

Thank you, Father

For saving me.

In Jesus’ name,


Be real encouraging here, be sure to tell them that, if they really meant

what they just prayed, then they are now a Christian, they are saved,

things of that sort. What I always do when I go on, I’ll say, “See you in

Heaven, and God bless you.”

Finally, I’d say mark those Scriptures in your Bible, so you can have

them handy. Also, mark the next one by each, so you’d have a little ‘5:8’

next to Rom. 3:23. Also, do let us know as you put this to use, and lead

folks to Christ, so we can rejoice with you. Well, that about does it for

this time.

Jesus Is Lord,


The disciple that Jesus loves

Dan 12:3, II Ptr 3:18

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