“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Matthew 4:19.
Welcome to the Soulwinnersr.us website. Last week I shared a post about “Loyal Shepherds Who Will Lead You With Knowledge And Skill”. In the coming seven weeks I want to start sharing a 7-week series entitled, “Steps To God”. It, in essence, is following the Roman Road to salvation, with a few sidebars along the way. I want these posts to educate and encourage soulwinners, and also to enlighten unsaved people.
I’m walking through this journey with you, and I don’t claim to have all the answers, but Jesus and His Holy Spirit do have all the answers.
Post 2: “Help, I Need Somebody” Post 3: “Unwanted Wages” Post 4: “An Offer We Can’t Refuse” Post 5: “Scrooge No More” Post 6: “Sealing the Deal” Post 7: “Transformers”
See you next time,
- Post 1: “A Veil Over Our Hearts”
- If we haven’t fully committed to Christ we have a veil over our hearts toward the gospel. We need the veil lifted/removed before we can move forward to see God clearly. We’ll discuss how that happens.
- I use the words in the Beatles song “Help” to explain the process of coming to the end of ourselves, and realizing our desperate need for help, that “I need somebody, not just anybody”, as the words of the song say. (Note: By using the lyrics of the Beatles song I am in no way endorsing the Beatles, their lifestyles, or their spiritual beliefs.)
- Only after realizing we desperately need someone to help us help, can we understand the “why” of needing help. It’s due to our sin, and the consequences, or wages of our sin.
- I’m using the quote from “The Godfather” movie where Don Corleone, a mafia boss, so famously said, “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse”. (Note: I’m in no way endorsing “The Godfather” movie, but only the premise of the statement in relation to God.) God is making us an offer we can’t, or shouldn’t, refuse.
- We’ll discuss the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge in the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol”. We’ll remember the many gifts that Scrooge never accepted in his younger years that turned him into a crotchety old scrooge of a man. Then the change when he accepted the gift that was being offered to turn his life around. We too are offered a gift to turn our lives around.
- Instead of a written signed contract that we use in today’s world, the transaction between God and man is a verbal one of confession who Jesus is, and what we believe about His death and resurrection. It comes only after our recognition of the fact that we can no longer live without God’s help, so we seal the deal, or finalize the transaction between He and us.
- As the famous transformer toys that many kids played with in the late 80’s and early 90’s that turned from vehicles to superheroes, after the deal is sealed, we in essence become transformed superheroes to save the day in the world in which we live, and in the lives of the people around us.
See you next time,