Here is a site where
people can gather together in their desire to share the love of
Jesus. Inspired by a Christmas song, "Who Needs To Know?", written by Mary
sung by Jim Dunmire, this has blossomed into a ministry with a DVD
of the same song,
to encourage people to reach out to others with the love of Jesus.
As we find ourselves
in "these final days", there is no better time than now to ask
yourself, "who needs to know,
and who needs to hear" the good news of the saving grace
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. [Read
You may be
hesitant to share the Good News of Jesus Christ because you
aren’t comfortable. You may not know what to say, or you may
feel inadequate. Maybe you don’t know that many Bible
verses, or you are afraid that person will turn you down and
be turned off.
Please remember that it isn’t all you who is doing the
sharing. If you will surrender yourself to the Holy
Spirit’s leading and guidance, He will open your eyes to
those who need Him, and direct your words for what to say.
Prayer is so important before you share, as God will
open the doors of opportunity. Feeding yourself in His
Word will help you, and those verses will just flow when
they are needed. Expect God to use you, for each day brings
new opportunities to be His witness.
Be authentic. Be yourself. Extending friendship and a
compassionate concern for another person is the beginning
and leads to a genuine relationship. That person will see
Christ’s love in you before he hears it from you. By you
taking the time to listen to his concerns, he is able to
become more receptive to what you have to say. A lot of
times, they have tried everything and found nothing. They
come to realize that there is something out there that is
far beyond what they have had. Stick with them. Sometimes it
takes time to build trust. You are an example to them of
what it means to be a Christ-follower.
Leave the results to the Holy Spirit. He knows what that
person needs. And in His perfect timing that person will be
receptive to what you are sharing. Each time you plant a
seed in someone, there is an opportunity for it to grow.
Keep on planting!
There are many resources available to help you as you share
the gospel. You may use the information on Who Needs To
Believe?, or you may use the following, which is a basic
review of what to tell someone, with Bible verses for you
and that person to look up. Reading aloud makes a tremendous
impact. Remember that Satan flees when God’s Word is spoken.
Take each step slowly and thoughtfully, making sure that
person understands it. Don’t rush through it, and allow him
to ask questions if necessary. Keep in mind that you are not
alone in this; God will pour out His Spirit to help you.
When the person is ready to ask Jesus to be His Savior, have
him pray. Here is a suggested prayer:
LORD Jesus, I
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.
I open the door of my life and receive You
As my Savior and LORD.
Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life.
Take control of the throne of my life.
Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
Then, help that new believer to be discipled in a
Bible-believing church. You may consider the information in
Who Needs To Grow?
to help. And Rejoice!! God has used you to bring another
soul to His Kingdom!
GOD LOVES YOU
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one
and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish
but have eternal life.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love for us in
this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Ephesians 2:4-7 “But because of His great love for us, God
who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we
were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been
saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with
Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in
the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His
grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.”
MAN IS SINFUL
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of
God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
CHRIST PAID FOR YOUR SIN
Hebrews 7:27 “Unlike the other high priests, He does not
have to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own
sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for
their sins once for all when He offered Himself.”
1 Peter 2:24 “He himself bore our sins in His body on the
tree, so that we might die to sins and live for
righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.”
1 Timothy 1:15 “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves
full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save
Mark 10:45 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be
served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for
CHRIST IS GOD
2 Corinthians 5:19 “That God was reconciling the world to
Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And
He has committed to us the message of reconciliation.”
Colossians 1:19,20; 2:9 “For God was pleased to have all His
fullness dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile to
Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in
heaven, by making peace through His blood, shed on the
cross… For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in
John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and
the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”
CHRIST WAS RESURRECTED FROM THE DEAD
1 Corinthians 15:13,14,17 “If there is no resurrection from
the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if
Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so
is your faith. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith
is futile; you are still in your sins.”
John 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:55-56 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am
the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will
live, even though he dies.” “Where, O death, is your
victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death
is sin, and the power of sin is the law.”
YOU MUST RESPOND BY FAITH TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE
John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5 “Yet to all who
received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the
right to become children of God… For it is by grace you have
been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it
is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can
boast…He saved us, not because of righteous things we have
done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the
washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”