How to help a new believer
- 2001 15 Oct
What to do when someone receives Christ:
- Ask them some questions.
- How many sins has Christ paid for? It is clear that Christ died for all of us and all our sins. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2).
- How many of your sins does Christ remember? You may want to remind the new believer that Hebrews 10:17 says, Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.
- Where does Christ live? Galatians 2:20 says, I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. This is an important concept the new believer needs to understand.
From Share Jesus Without Fear by William Fay and Linda Evans Shepherd, copyright (c) 1999. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman Publishers, Nashville, Tenn., 1-800-233-1123.
William Fay was the president and CEO of a multimillion-dollar corporation. Prior to his conversion, he had ties to the Mafia and owned one of the largest brothels in the United States. In 1981 he committed himself fully to Christ. He left his former lifestyle, graduated from Denver Seminary, and took up the mantle of an evangelist. His booklet How to Share Your Faith Without an Argument has 3.5 million copies in print. He and his family live in Englewood, Colo.Linda Evans Shepherd is an award-winning author and a popular speaker for women's retreats around the country. She was named 1997-98 Colorado Christian Author of the Year. She lives in Longmont, Colo. with her husband and two children.