Leading People to Salvation:
  • Scriptures
  • Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
  • Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Romans 10:9-10 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

Tell who you were and the circumstances in your life prior to coming to Christ.
What caused you to look to God?
What happened when you surrendered?
Now what is happening?
End your story with a simple invitation-
“He did this for me, and He will do it for you, too. Would you ask Jesus into your life now?  I’ll help you do it.”
  • If they respond… ask them to pray:
  • Jesus Christ, come into my life.  I repent of all my sin.  Forgive me for what I’ve said and done that were wrong.  I receive You as my Savior and Lord.   I let you, Jesus, have full control over my life. Thank You for forgiving me.  Amen
  • Follow up things for them to do: 
  • Get baptized in the Holy Spirit for power to resist sin and be an effective witness
  • Get a Bible and begin reading the New Testament daily
  • Get into a weekly Bible discipleship class for new believers and hang around those who have been walking with the Lord for a long time
  • Get water-baptized to bury the old life
  • Get into a Spirit-filled, Bible-believing church every time they open the doors     
What You Need to Remember
  • Praying the prayer isn’t the end it’s the beginning.
  • You need to care for them.  Help them find a church; (bring them to yours).  Show them where to start reading the Bible (the book of John is a good place)
  • Show them how to have a relationship with God
  • You probably will be a contact point for this person.   They will have questions and struggles.  Support them and help them find the answers.
  • Sometimes there are many things for the Holy Spirit to work out.  Be patient.  Let the Holy Spirit do the work.
  •  Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
  • Get into a Spirit-filled, Bible-believing church every time they open the doors
What Is Next?

Make sure you understand salvation.
1 John 5:13 tells us, “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” God wants us to understand salvation and have the confidence that we have been saved.                                        
Key points to salvation:
  • We all have sinned (done things that are displeasing to God). Romans 3:23
  • Because of our sin, we deserve to be punished with eternal separation from God. Romans 6:23
  • Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and His resurrection proved that Jesus’ death was sufficient to pay for our sins. Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • God grants forgiveness and salvation to all those who place their faith in Jesus—trusting His death as the payment for our sins.  John 3:16; Romans 5:1; Romans 8:1
This is the message of salvation! If you have placed your faith in Jesus as your Savior, you are saved.  God will never leave you or forsake you and your salvation is secure.  Romans 8:38-39; Matthew 28:20; John 10:28-29
Find a good church that teaches the Bible.
Being part of a church allows you to get to know  
other believers and gives you an opportunity to
learn more about the Bible.  These are both                        
valuable things that will help you grow in your    
relationship with Jesus.

Set aside time each day to focus on God.
It is very important to spend time each day focusing on God. It doesn’t  matter when you spend time with Him, as long as you do it regularly.  When we spend time with Him we take time to Pray (or talk to God) about what is going on in our lives and take time to listen to Him.  In addition to being taught the Bible at church or in Bible studies, you need to be Reading the Bible yourself.  The Bible contains everything you need to live a successful Christian life.  It gives you God’s guidance to make wise decisions, how to know God’s will, how to minister to others, and how to grow spiritually.  The Bible is God’s Word to us.  Try starting in the book of John.

Develop relationships with people who can help you spiritually.
1 Corinthians 15:33 tells us, “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’  The character of those we are around will “rub off” on us. That is why it is so important to surround ourselves with other people who love the Lord and are committed to Him.
Try to find a friend or two, perhaps from your church, who can help you and encourage you (Hebrews 3:13; 10:24). Ask your friends to keep you accountable in regard to your quiet time, your activities, and your walk with God. Ask if you can do the same for them. This does not mean you have to give up all your friends who do not know the Lord Jesus as their Savior. Continue to be their friend and love them. Simply let them know that Jesus has changed your life and you cannot do all the same things you used to do. Ask God to give you opportunities to share Jesus with your friends.

Be baptized in water.
Baptism is the Biblical way of publicly proclaiming your new faith in Christ and your commitment to follow Him. Being baptized is identifying yourself with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-4).
Baptism is not what saves you. Baptism does not wash away your sins. Baptism is simply a step of obedience, a public proclamation of your faith in Christ alone for salvation. Baptism is important because it is a step of obedience – publicly declaring faith in Christ and your commitment to Him. If you are ready to be baptized, you should speak with a pastor.

Be Baptized in the Holy Spirit.
When you came to the point of surrender and asked Jesus Christ to forgive you of your sins and to come into your life, the Holy Spirit came with you, quickened your spirit and made you alive unto God.  You were born of the Spirit, born from above.  You became God’s son or daughter.  If you die, you will go to heaven.
However, Scripture is very clearly demonstrates that there is subsequent experience with the Holy Spirit where He comes upon you and baptizes you with power and gives you a special language.  That is what millions of believers have personally experienced.  Mark 1:7-8; I Corinthians 14; Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; Acts 2:1-4; Acts 10:44-48