HOW TO GET SOMEONE SAVED
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Mark 16:15-18 NKJV
We have been given the great commission to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as believers.
We preach Christ through our words and through actions.
It is important to know how to lead people to Jesus so that every time you have the privilege to do so, you are not lacking in knowledge or confused on what to do.
From scripture, we see that the most conventional way to lead people to Christ is by first preaching the gospel of salvation to them.
Make them understand who Jesus is, and why they need Him.
Preach God’s word from scriptures to them, making them understand that a life outside of Christ is not worth it and will not glorify God.
Next, explain the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and how it affects them.
Your job is to preach as led by the holy Spirit, it is not your job to convince or convict them. That is the job of the Holy Spirit.
Once you have done all of this and they respond with willingness to surrender their lives to Jesus, your next assignment which is the main way people are translated into God’s Kingdom is to tell them to believe in their heart and confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord.
“that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Romans 10:9-13 KJV
Remember, Jesus Christ and the whole of Heaven rejoices when one sinner comes to repentance (Luke 15:7).
However, we must do the job of preaching before people can receive Jesus.
“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:14-15, 17 KJV