A Soul-Winner’s Guide in Leading Someone to Christ
Dr. Greg Tyree, D.Min.
Dear concerned Christian. Below you will find the "Romans Road," designed to help you present God’s plan of salvation in as simple a way as possible. It in essence is the “ABCs” of the Gospel. The Romans Road will help you present the Gospel to anyone, including children. It is recommended that you study the Romans Road ide carefully, committing it to memory, if possible. Get to know the Bible verses and the flow of the presentation. Pray in advance, before you even have someone to present this to, that God will give you an opportunity to use it, and that you will use it effectively. Here are some pointers for using this presentation:
When the Lord gives you someone to present the plan of salvation to (from here referred to as a “counselee”), whether at church or any place, make him/her feel as comfortable as possible. Be strategic in your seating arrangement, and try to remove any distractions.
Be sure and let the counselee know that you genuinely care about him/her, even if you’ve just met.
Begin by asking the counselee his/her name, if you do not know it. Refer to him/her by name the rest of the presentation.
Ask the counselee if he/she desires to be saved, or come to Christ, or whatever phrase you feel is appropriate.
Though the Bible verses in the presentation are included, be sure to have a Bible with you. Sometimes counselees want to “see it for themselves.”
Present the presentation in its entirety. Do not “skip” any section, whereas every point represents the Biblical plan of salvation.
It is okay to “read” the presentation. That is better than “stumbling” or leaving something out. Be sure to let the counselee see the form.
If you lead the counselee in the sinner’s prayer, be sure to encourage him/her to write this fact in the front of his/her Bible.
If necessary, pray aloud with the counselee. Really stress the need to come to Christ “now,” without “pressuring” the counselee.
Commit to “staying in touch” with him/her.
Congratulations on your decision to come to Christ and take Him as your personal Savior. Since the idea of “being saved” may be very new or confusing to you, this guideline will help to simplify the plan of God’s wonderful salvation for you.
Follow the "Romans Road" to eternal life...
Realize You Have Sinned.
Romans 3:23- For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.
Know that Sin Brings Spiritual and Physical Death.
Romans 6:23- For the wages of sin is death (eternity in Hell); but the gift of God is eternal life (Heaven) through Jesus Christ our Lord.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE A SINNER, AND THAT SIN SEPARATES YOU FROM GOD, AND THAT THE PUNISHMENT OF SIN IS HELL? Yes ___ No ___
Understand that God Provided a Way of Salvation through Christ’s Death.
Romans 5:8- But God commended His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
God’s Goodness Leads to Repentance [Godly Sorrow]
Romans 2:4- Do you despise the riches of His goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAVED FROM SIN, THAT HE LOVES YOU VERY MUCH, AND THAT IT IS HIS DESIRE THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE? Yes ____ No ____
Believe (Have Faith) in the Risen Savior for Salvation from Sin
Romans 10:9- If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved.
Call on the Name of the Lord and be Saved
Romans 10:13- For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT JESUS’ SACRIFICE FOR YOUR SINS CAN BE APPLIED” TO YOU ONLY IF YOU CONFESS YOUR SIN AND TAKE HIM AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR? Yes ____ No ____
IS THERE ANY REASON YOU CAN’T RECEIVE CHRIST RIGHT NOW?
No ____ Yes ____
DO YOU WANT TO BE SAVED RIGHT NOW? Yes ____ No ____
Would you pray and ask Jesus to be your Savior? Pray something like this:
Dear Jesus, I know I am a sinner, and that means I am separated from You, and I deserve Hell. I am sorry for my sin. By Your grace, I want to turn from my sin- all of it- and give You my life. I believe that You died for my sins, and that faith in You is the only way to be saved. I confess that You are the risen Lord and Savior, and I ask You to come into my heart and save me from my sins. Thank You for saving me. Thank You for loving me. Please give me the strength to live my new life for You. I pray this in Your name, Amen.
If you have just received Christ as your Savior, you have made the most important step in your life! You can now have confidence that you WILL spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus, and can overcome, through His help, the sins of this life. Being saved will not remove all your problems, but it does give you a Savior Who will carry you through them! It is important that you remember this time when you received Christ. Write today’s date as the day of your salvation in the front of your Bible.