1 Corinthians 9:19-23 – “For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. 20 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the Law, as under the Law, though not being myself under the Law, that I might win those who are under the Law; 21 to those who are without law, as without law, though not being without the law of God but under the law of Christ, that I might win those who are without law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some. 23 And I do all things for the sake of the gospel, that I may become a fellow partaker of it.” NASB
What is Winning Christianity? I believe that it is required for us to win the world to Christ and be good soldiers of the Cross. Our lives must be filled with the life that is in Jesus and charged with the divine presence of God. We must manifest Christlikeness and the Joy of the LORD in all things.
Today’s world is extremely unsettled. I have observed that both Christians and the lost are unsettled and often unsure. Many are seeking and needing something to give their lives purpose, meaning, and direction.
What is it that causes some people and churches to be more prolific soul winners than others? What makes them more evangelistic and therapeutic? I believe it is Winning Christianity! What they have is magnetic and draws others to Christ in them. It motivates them to go forward and share the Good News with the world.
But back to the original question, “What is Winning Christianity?” I believe the answer is in several things and I’d like to share them with you briefly. I hope you will expand upon them and become more mature and empowered in your Christian walk.
- What is Winning Christianity – – It is Living a Bible-centered Life.
A Bible-centered life takes the Word of God seriously and views it is a vital element in life. A Bible-centered life does not see the Bible as a book of laws and rules but bread and life. It is seen as a guide to navigate the troubled waters of life. A Bible-centered life seeks to abide by the standards of God and stands on the promises of the Father. It clings to the promises and partake regularly of the Food of the Word.
- What is Winning Christianity – – IT is Manifesting the Joy of Salvation.
We read in Nehemiah 8:10, “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” In Isaiah 12:3 we are reminded that we draw waters from the well of salvation with the Joy of the Lord. In John 15:11, Jesus reminds us that it is God’s desire that His Joy be in us and bring us to spiritual fullness. And in Acts 13:52 we discover that the disciples were filled with the Joy of the Lord and with the Holy Spirit. In 1 Peter 1:8, the apostle tells us that this Joy is ‘Joy Unspeakable.’ It is Joy that is beyond anything the world can know or give.
- What is Winning Christianity – – It is Displaying an Understanding Heart.
This person is compassionate, tender, comforting, patient, concerned, understanding. They exalt Jesus rather than being overly critical. They manifest the incredible depth of the love of God and are always far more willing to help than to condemn.
- What is Winning Christianity – – It is Providing a Patter That Leads to God.
Consistency in manifesting Jesus in one’s life is a powerful weapon against slothfulness and is a powerful evangelistic tool. Demonstrating faithfulness to God’s Word and Work attracts the attention of the lost. Manifesting a genuine concern for the welfare of others touches hearts powerfully. When we are able to manifest the ‘agape’ Love of God we open doors not easily opened.
Winning Christianity is Wise as the Bible says, “He that wins souls is wise.” I want to be a person that manifests Winning Christianity and become one with Jesus so that I abide in Him and His Word abides in me. I want to manifest Jesus so that others can see His reality and receive His provision of Life.
God bless you as you enjoy this day in Jesus!