How to bring them to Christ

I saw a title exactly like this for a book, at a Christian book store. (How to bring them to Christ, R. A. Torrey) It sort of puzzled me because there was already a book out on the market that has told everything that you could think about to bring people to Christ, and that is the Bible. No another thing that puzzled me was thinking that we, ourselves, could be able to bring people to Christ and what we can learn to help in bring more people to Christ.

I would hope that everyone would know that they can’t bring people to Christ in their own strength, in their own way of doing things, or even in their own timing. But sometimes I even fall into one of those categories and start thinking of how I can do this, or I can do that well.  In 1 Corinthians 3:4-9 it says “4 For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 5 What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8 He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.”

Paul explains to everyone that what Apollos and himself did was exactly what God wanted and used those things to help bring some one to Himself.  Paul planted, sharing the gospel and Christ crucified, which was necessary in getting someone to the point of accepting Christ, but he didn’t change their hearts to accept Christ, only God did.  Apollos watered, shared more knowledge from the word of God, which was necessary to help someone learn more things about who Christ was, but he didn’t change their hearts to accept Christ either, only God did.  Paul pretty much told everyone that he did a little, and Apollos came along and did a little bit more, but God was the only one that brought anyone to Christ.

Lets remember that we do play a part in someone coming to Christ, because God uses us for His glory and He is the only one that can be able to change some one’s heart to accept Christ as their personal Lord and Saviour.


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