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What You'll Discover in this Episode:
Evangelism and Counseling
In this episode, we discuss the value of one-on-one discipleship and the steps on how to go about it. Now, more than ever, we are to bring the gospel with people who are not born again or who are unsure of their salvation. Often, people don't know God in a personal way.
So, when they come to us for counseling, we listen. We listen to evidences and make observations. Are they saved or born again? Have they fallen away? Are they ready to recommit or receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior?
Next, we pray with them. We ask the Lord to bring conviction in their lives and that they see the need for Jesus. We also ask the Holy Spirit to draw them to God.
We let them understand what sin is. Sin means missing the mark and missing God's perfection. We can't be who we're supposed to be in God's eyes without Jesus Christ. We let them know that the penalty for sin is death -- death meaning separation from the love of God. The good news is that God has shown His great love by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. Romans 5:8
Then, we lead them to repentance. They should express their conviction to confess Jesus as their Savior and Lord and that they're willing to turn away from sin. They should be willing to turn their life to God and start running toward Him.
How do you lead somebody in this counseling situation?
- Lead them in prayer
- Share the gospel and disciple them.
How do we start discipling them?
- Let them share their faith
- Ask them to join small fellowship groups
- Ask them to read the Bible regularly
- Ask them to pray every day
- Let them grow in faith by serving the Lord with their time, talent and treasure
We invite you to listen to the entire episode as Pastor Jeff Christianson shares some of his insights and experiences in biblical counseling in a one-on-one aspect. Share your thoughts below in the comment section below!