I can recall the times I’ve had people ask me, “How do you lead someone to Jesus? What are the steps to help someone become saved? What do I do? What do I say?”
Many people feel that leading a person to Jesus needs to be a very deep complexed process and that is not the case. When leading someone to Jesus, first and foremost, you want to reference Romans 10:8-11. It states:
“But what does it say? “THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART ”–that is, the word [the message, the basis] of faith which we preach– because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous–being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation.”
The second thing to do would be to ask if they are ready for Jesus Christ to be Lord of their life now and forevermore. Ask the person if they believe in their heart that he has died for their sins and rose on the third day. Ask them if they believe that there is no greater love than the love that Jesus will give to them. Ask them if they know that the Lord can heal, restore, set free, deliver and make them anew. Let them know that they are a new creature in Christ. Let them know that their sins are washed away and that they are shielded by the blood of Jesus.
It’s also important to let them know that being a believer is not always going to be easy, nor will saying yes to Jesus exempt your from the situations of everyday life. Trials and tribulations will come, but we KNOW we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus! Your trials and tribulations are not meant to define you. It is one aspect of your narrative that helps to develop your character and push you into your purpose in Jesus.
” Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all”. (Psalms 34:19)
After leading them to Christ, I would advise you to stay in contact with them as an accountability partner if you can. Let them know that you will be there to uplift, encourage and support them through their walk. Allow the Lord to lead and guide you as you minister to them. They need to see that light and they need someone to look up to as a new babe in Christ! Invite that person to church! Let your light shine to be a witness of the Lord to them! Be the example! Overall, we should always remember that one man plants, another waters, but in all, it is the Lord who will bring forth the increase! We are just the vessels being used to bring in the harvest!
“We Are All Things Kingdom”