INTRODUCTION: The following "A New Life" studies are used by permission by the author, Thomas Wade Akins.
      In Matthew 28:19 Jesus says, "Go and make disciples." This means that each follower of Jesus should share with a lost person what happened in his life. This testimony should begin with the people in your own family. 

You should explain your life before you received Christ as your savior, how you realized your need for Jesus, how and when you received Christ, and what your life is like now with Christ. After doing this, ask them if they also would like to receive Christ and have assurance of eternal life.
        If they say, "Yes," show them the following verses and explain each one as instructed below:

1. I John 5:13-You can have assurance of eternal life. Eternal life is Jesus in your heart (John 17:3). Eternal life results in peace now (John 10:10 and I 0: 17) and certainty of heaven after you die (John 14:1-3). 
2. Romans 3:23-Man's greatest problem is sin. We are all sinners. Because of sin we have a great barrier that separates us from God. 
3. Romans 6:23-"The wages of sin is death." This means that the end result of our sin is death. Death is separation from God. This means that our life now will be without peace, joy, and the certainty of eternal life. It will be a tense life, empty, and scarred by fear and a guilty conscience. It will also be a life separated from heaven and the presence of God for all eternity. 
4. Romans 5:8-Christ died for our sins. Christ paid the price (wages) for my sins and also for your sins by dying in our place. 
5. Romans 8:9&10 and 10: 9&10-To receive Christ you must accept Him as your Lord and Savior. This means that you should be willing to allow Christ to control your life. It also means that to receive Christ, means to trust Him. To trust means to quit trusting other things and to put all your faith in Jesus Christ. 
6. Romans 10:13 -Ask the person if he would like to give his life to Jesus. If he says, "Yes," ask him to pray and ask God into his life right now, "because all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13)." 

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