How to Lead a Friend to Christ (PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE)

 

With camp coming up, our greatest hope is that a friend will come to the point of beginning a relationship with Christ. Here is an outline you can use for yourself or to train others. The main part is PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE.

Here is an easy way to remember important parts of leading a friend to Christ:

Use a Bible if possible.

PAST – SIN

Our sin has separated us from a healthy relationship with God (Is 59:2), and because of our sin we feel deadly consequences on earth and forever (Rom 6:23).

PRESENT – PRAYER of TRUST AND YIELDING CONTROL

There are two important responses needed.

1. Do you trust Christ, this means belief and faith to the best of your ability (Eph 2:8-9).

2. Do you yield control of your life to Christ, this is repentance (Acts 20:21)

After discussing these you should pray together. Often it is best to say a pray yourself and then have your friend say in their own words that they want to become a Christian.

FUTURE – FOLLOWING CHRIST

From the inside-out God wants your life to look more and more like Jesus’. Learn more and obey, ask for forgiveness (repeat). (Phil 1:6, Col 2:6).

Next steps

  • Have them tell someone within 24 hours.
  • Contact them within 24 hours.
  • Bring them to a Bible study, small group or church within a week.
  • Encourage them to be baptized at a church.

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