A while ago, I was thinking about what I would do if I received the opportunity to lead someone to Christ. I realized that I wasn’t entirely sure what to say! After that, I compiled a list of verses about salvation, put them in an order that made sense, and memorized the list of references. Here they are:
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. – Romans 6:23, KJV
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; – Romans 3:23, KJV
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: – Romans 3:10, KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16, KJV
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, KJV
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8, KJV
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. – Romans 10:13, KJV
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. – John 3:18, KJV
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17, KJV
Doing that taught me to be prepared. If I’m not ready to lead someone to Jesus, will he give me opportunities to do so? If he does, and I’m not ready, what do I do then?
It’s like any part of the Christian life; it’s a two-sided deal. If we don’t take a step, God won’t make a path. If we don’t surrender, God won’t take control. If we don’t ask, God won’t listen. If we don’t train or equip ourselves, God won’t send us to battle.
How has God prepared you?
What is your favorite salvation verse?