Spiritual Exercise

Dear Friends,

Thank you for visiting our website www.bibleresourceman.com .  We pray that you are strengthened in your Christian Faith through the information that we have posted on the site.

As we have mentioned previously there are many great Christian resources in our day.   As you know knowledge and information is important but not enough.   The principles and teachings of the Bible were to be put into practice.  Our characters must be changed by our practice of the Word of God.

I learned an important lesson early in my Christian life.   A Christian must exercise his faith in order to grow and become mature.  My experience taught me that the best way to increase my hunger for the Word of God was to witness on a regular basis.

Most Christians never witness to others concerning the Christian Faith.  I am thankful for all the soul winners that have encouraged me in my life.  

Winning the lost is one of the things of great importance to God and yet many local churches almost completely neglect this command of Jesus Christ.  This command is an essential aspect of any truly biblical local church. 

Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  Mark 16:15 (KJV)

Soul winning is not a gift but is something that can be learned by every Christian.  There is great misunderstanding about the methods and ways of evangelizing the lost.  There is only one message, but there any many methods.   The message never changes, but the methods do. In our day there are many methods to getting this one message to the lost.

Every Christian must at the beginning learn one method of soul winning.  After that he may learn other methods and ways.

A church that is not a soul winning church is not truly a New Testament church. Many churches believe or act as though winning the lost is a matter of the lost coming to visit our church.

Much of the alleged church growth is by transfer of membership.   This does not increase the Kingdom of God.  According to Donald McGavern there are three methods of church growth:

1)       Biological growth – Christians having children and raising the in the faith.

2)     Transfer of membership –  Christians moving from one church to another.   Many new church members are just moving from an inner city church to a suburban church.

3)    Conversion growth – People actually becoming new believers and added to the church.

This last method is greatly neglect by the local church.   Churches think they are growing but are actually not increasing the Kingdom of God.    Many new church members are just moving from an inner city church to a suburban church.

We have information on this website that will assist you in becoming a true soul winner.  But the best way to be a soul winner is to connect yourself to someone who is a soul winner.  You will almost never become a true soul winner without being a disciple of someone who is a soul winner.  I have seen many churches teach evangelism classes and never create even one soul winner.  Soul winning is more caught than taught.

I have never seen a soul winning that was not hunger to study and know the Word of God.    This is confirmed in Holy Scripture.

12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.    Heb 5:12-14 (KJV)

Just as bodily exercise creates physical hunger so spiritual exercise creates spiritual hunger! 

Many Christians are what are called SSS Christians.  They are Super Saturated Saints, they have sat, soaked, and soured!

Our local churches are filled with these Christians.  They are like the Death Sea.   Why are they like the Dead Sea?   The Dead Sea only receives water from other sources but never distributes this water.  The Dead Sea is literally filled with billions of dollars worth of valuable minerals which only become beneficial when they are removed to be used.

The Word of God is not just for us to store up but also to distribute.  Jesus said, “freely ye have received, freely give.”  Matt 10:8 (KJV)  We owe a great debt to those who have gone before us.

There is great reward for those who learn to be soul winners.  I use the term soul winners which is an older word because it emphasizes the fervent evangelizers of the past!  To evangelize is “to proclaim the Good News of free eternal life through Jesus Christ!”  Soul winning effectively conveys the concept of truly bringing people to faith in Jesus Christ.  Every Christian must be an evangelizer!  If they become an evangelizer, they will usually grow into a dedicated soul winner.  To evangelize is to get the message of the Good News out people.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.  Prov 11:30 (KJV) 

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. Dan 12:3 (KJV)

May God bless your today and forever!

Rev. Thomas L. Clark – Phil. 3:14

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