Soul Winning - PREFACE

Soul Winning - PREFACE

Soul winning is serious business.  It is a matter of life and death, heaven and hell.  What is more important than eternal salvation?  Jesus put it this way, saying, "For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"  Matthew 16:26.

Many years ago an American company was interested in doing business in China.  They needed someone who could speak both English and Chinese to represent them.  A bilingual missionary was approached and offered a large salary to work for the new company.  He declined.  He was offered more money.  He declined again.  Finally, he was asked, "Isn't that enough money?"  The missionary replied, "The money is fine.  There just isn't enough job."  What task is greater and more rewarding than leading others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?

Consider the following Scriptures.  "The Lord is...not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance."  2 Peter 3:9.  "God our Savior...desires all men to be saved."  1 Timothy 2:3, 4.  The soul winner is on a rescue mission.  Jude describes it as "pulling them (the ungodly) out of the fire."  See Jude 23.  The Captain of our salvation has issued our marching orders, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."  Mark 16:15.  This is called "the Great Commission."  Is it any wonder?

 

Lesson 1: Basic Requisites To Soul Winning

 
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