IDEAS 2 SAVE:
Leading The Lost To The Cross
We will teach you how to use the Book of John, Chapter 3 to lead people to cross. Nicodemous is an example of a “works oriented” person who is trying to appease God in his own power. Yet Jesus says, you must be born again of the Spirit. And how Jesus will be lifted up like the serpent in the desert so those who keep their faith in Jesus will not perish but have eternal life.
“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” It says that all of us have sinned and are lost. It says that the heart of sin is our self-will, our wanting our own way. It says that Jesus Christ has borne all of our sins.
Start with Romans 3:10 and on the margin by it in pencil, write 3:23, so that you have before you the next verse to turn to. By Romans 3:23, write 5:12 in the margin. Then by Romans 5:12, write 6:23. Then by Romans 6:23, write 5:8. Then in the margin by Romans 5:8, write 10:9-13. “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” It says that all of us have sinned and are lost. It says that the heart of sin is our self-will, our wanting our own way. It says that Jesus Christ has borne all of our sins.
There is the clear illustration that we all are sinners and the death that comes by sin is illustrated by the fiery serpents. The staff is a clear picture of Jesus on the cross being lifted up and they who believed by faith in God by looking to the staff where saved. Another thing to mention is that every poisoned person who looked at the brazen snake on a pole was healed. So even us who are sinners can be saved by God’s grace through Jesus Christ when we look unto the cross and believe that we can be healed.
10 Commandments (Exodus 20:2-17)
Ask people if they have ever told a lie? have you ever taken anything, even a paperclip from an employer? Have you ever looked at the other sex and thought dirty thougths? Well then by your own admission you are a lying, stealing adulterer and have broken several of God’s Ten Commandments. So how can you get to heaven when you have already broken God’s law? Then share how to know Jesus..
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.” Break it down for them, hear the truth through the word of God. They believe in God and want to change, if they trust in Jesus they will have everlasting life and shall not be condemned but life. Do you want to know Jesus in your life?