If you’re a leader at your church, then you probably have the opportunity to lead people to Christ. This can be a huge responsibility and an even bigger blessing! The leader who has led someone to Christ will never forget their first encounter with God’s love and power. This experience makes you realize that every person who comes into your life is important for reasons beyond what we know on earth. When I led someone to Christ, it changed my life forever!
How Do You Lead Someone To Christ
1. Share the story of God’s love.
Sharing the story of God’s love is one way you can lead others to Christ. Share a personal story about how you came to know Jesus, as well as your own testimony. You can also share the gospel by telling them who Jesus is, what he did on the cross, and how his death paid for our sins so that we can have eternal life with him in heaven.
Another way to share the good news is by having conversations about sin and salvation. When talking about these topics with someone else, it’s important not just to tell them what they need to do or not do (that’s called legalism), but also why they need to do it or not do it (that’s called justification). For example: “You should stop stealing because stealing breaks God’s law” vs “You should stop stealing because God loves us enough that he gave us an alternative when we didn’t deserve any better than death.”
2. Tell a personal story of why you became a Christian.
Tell the story of how you came to know Jesus.
If you’ve been a Christian for a while, you probably have a powerful testimony that’s worth sharing with others. This can be an especially effective way of leading someone to Christ because they’ll be able to see how your life was changed by Jesus and know that he can do the same for them too.
Tell your story with humility and honesty—you don’t want to sound boastful or proud about what God has done in your life. Focus on what led up to those moments when you were saved, rather than focusing on what happened afterwards (or even before). Don’t go into too much detail about what happened after your conversion experience; instead, focus on how God has changed your heart since then and how he continues changing it every day!
3. Pray a simple prayer out loud.
- Pray for God’s guidance: In the simplest sense, we pray to God for help. We ask him to lead us and guide our words and actions so that we can be instruments of his will.
- Pray for God to be with you: The Bible tells us that “in all things, God works for the good of those who love him.” This means that no matter what happens in your conversation with another person, it is ultimately good and part of God’s plan. So even if their response isn’t what you were hoping for, remember that this too is part of the plan—your prayer has not been ignored!
- Pray for help speaking: It can be very difficult to speak when you’re anxious or nervous about something important. But remember that Jesus never had any trouble expressing himself effectively in front of crowds—even though he grew up as an ordinary person like us! And even though it might seem impossible right now, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t also be able to communicate clearly when necessary (or even just on occasion).
4. Find out how they feel about Christianity and what they understand about it.
The more you know about your friend’s beliefs and values, the better you will be able to talk with them about Christ.
Ask questions like:
- What do they believe about Jesus? For example, “So what do you think of Jesus?” or “Is he just a good teacher or did he also become God?” You can ask them to explain how they feel about him.
- What do they think about the Bible? For example, “How does this book help guide your life?” Ask them to explain their view of Scripture as well as how it affects their daily life.
- What do they think about God? For example, “What is your understanding of who God is?” You may want to ask what makes someone worthy enough for salvation if they don’t believe in Christ yet but have led a good moral life – such as helping those less fortunate than themselves – or whether there are other ways people can get into heaven other than through faith alone in Christ’s death on our behalf.”
- And finally (if applicable), ask them: Do they go to church regularly,” or “How often do you pray?” If so then follow up with questions like these: Do they enjoy going,” How long have been attending regularly,” etc.
5. Look for natural opportunities to tell them how Jesus can be their Savior.
- Be prepared to tell them about Jesus. It’s important to be ready with a good answer when someone asks you how they can know that Jesus is the Son of God. The Bible says that we should “always be ready” (1 Peter 3:15). You may also want to memorize some key verses, such as “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
- Look for natural opportunities to tell them about Jesus. When someone comes up and asks you if you know what time it is, might I suggest giving them a little more information than just telling them? If someone has a question about something going on at work or school, why not use this opportunity as opportunity? You might say something like this: “Wow! That sounds like something only God could do!”
- Be patient and persistent. It’s possible that even after all your efforts at evangelizing your friend, he or she will still not want anything to do with Christianity—or even religion altogether! Don’t give up hope! Even though this person may not become as close of a friend anymore due to religious differences (which can happen), remember that God loves him/her just as much as He loves anyone else who puts their trust in Christ alone for salvation from sin and death.”
6. Enter into their world by asking them questions about their lives and listening to their answers.
When you’re talking to someone about the gospel, it’s important that you ask questions that are relevant to their life. The best way to do this is by entering into their world by asking them questions about their lives and listening to their answers.
For example, if a friend of yours recently lost a loved one and they are thinking about suicide because of the pain they’re experiencing after losing this person, what kind of question would be appropriate? In this situation, ask something like “Do you feel like committing suicide? If so, why? What has caused these feelings in your life right now? What can I do for you? How can I help make things better for you right now at this moment?” would be very helpful because it shows concern for them as well as allows them an opportunity to express themselves freely without fear that someone may judge them or tell other people about what was discussed at the time (even though confidentiality is incredibly important here).
7. Answer any questions they may have as honestly as possible.
- Answer any questions they may have as honestly as possible.
- Be respectful.
- Be patient.
- Be gentle.
- Be kind, but firm in your convictions and values.
- Open yourself up to learning from your peers if they’re willing to teach you something new or share wisdom from their own experiences (this can be a great way for you to become more empathetic towards others).
8. Share your testimony and what Jesus has done for you personally
To be a good witness, you must be truthful. Don’t try to be someone who you are not. Be honest and open about your life, even if it is embarrassing or painful. You can be transparent about your flaws and weaknesses as well as the struggles in your life because Christ has already made you perfect through His sacrifice on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21).
If you are having trouble sharing your testimony with others, one of the best ways to get started is by telling them what Jesus has done for you personally! A great way to do this is by using words like:
- Changed my life
- Saved my marriage
- Helped me overcome addiction
- Freed me from depression
The best way to lead someone to Christ is by being yourself and doing the things that you know God has called you to do. At the end of the day, it’s not about your words or actions but about how much love your heart has for others. If you have this love in your heart then it will show in everything that you do!