N3NWSDU4WPWe are obligated to tell people about Jesus Christ. Paul said, “I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are in Rome, also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”    – Romans 1:14-16

Our obligation is summed up in three sentences:

  • I am a debtor.
  • I am ready.
  • I am not ashamed.

There are some characteristics we need to have to be great soul winners.

  • The concern of a father.

1st Corinthians 4:15-16

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

  • The gentleness of a nurse.

1 Thessalonians 2:7-9

We can’t make or force anyone to accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior, but we can make others hungry to have what we got. Show people love and compassion and you will eventually win them.

A Soul Winners Scriptures 

  1. The need of salvation, Romans 3:23; 6:23.
  2. The cost of salvation, Romans 4:25; 5:6-8.
  3. The way of salvation, Acts 16:31; John 1:12.
  4. The joy of salvation, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 2:41, 8:37.
  5. The terms of salvation, Luke 14:26-33.
  6. The act of salvation, John 1:12, 5:24, Revelation 3:20.
  7. The seal of salvation, John 10:28-30, Ephesians 1:13-14.

We are called to go out and compel the world to serve Jesus Christ. The word compels means to issue an urgent invitation.

Luke 14:15-24

  • A banquet plan, v.16.
    1. A man planned a party with all kinds of food.
    2. Jesus said He is preparing us a place in Heaven and He is planning a banquet for His bride.
  • A banquet plea, v. 17.
    1. The man invited everyone to come.
    2. Jesus is pleading for everyone to come; He is not a respecter of people.
  • A banquet pass, v. 18-20.                                                                                                                                            Three excuses given for not coming.
  1. He said he bought land and had to go see it. Didn’t he know it is poor business to buy land before you see it, v. 18b.
  2. He said he had to go prove his cattle. Well supper is usually at night and cattle don’t have headlights so how can you test them, v. 19a.
  3. He just got married. This was the most understandable of the three, v. 20.

Here are some excuses and scriptural answers to each one:

There is enough Bread of Life to supply the whole world, but are there enough volunteers to distribute it?

Plant the seed and leave the results to the Holy Spirit.

About Bill Jenkins

Bill Jenkins is a senior Pastor who has served in full time ministry for over 27 years, renowned conference, life coach and an award winning author. He has been recognized by the Mayor of Indianapolis as a community service leader and by the Minority Business Men as a “Man of Distinction”. He has been featured in Charisma magazine on Trinity Broadcasting Network as well as many other media sources. He is passionate about his work and desires to bring hope and encouragement to those he comes in contact with.

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