September 26, 2008
All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
If you had the opportunity, could you lead someone to Christ?
Many of us don’t know how to share our faith, one on one, with someone else. I want to share with you quickly the ABCs of doing just that.
A—there’s something to admit. Romans 3:23 says that, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” And Romans 6:23 tell us, “The wages of sin is death.” Before someone can be saved, they have to recognize that they’re lost. They have to understand their condition without God.
B—something to believe. And what people need to believe if they’re going to be saved is that Jesus is Lord. In Acts 16:31 Paul made it clear: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved.” To believe in Jesus means to trust Him, to really give your life to Him.
C—something to consider. You need to consider what it means to give your life to Christ. As Paul says in Ephesians 4:21-24, “You… were taught… to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires… and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” This means a new way of living. And it means repenting and turning from those things that bury you spiritually.
D—something to do. And that something is to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. John 1:12, “To all who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”
Admit, believe, consider, and do. You can share that little message, as I have, in just a few minutes.
WRITE THE ABC’S OF SALVATION DOWN ON A SMALL CARD AND KEEP IT IN YOUR WALLET OR PURSE.