"He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." -- Psalm 126:6
Soul winning is very important in the life of a Christian. If Christians stopped caring for the unsaved, then in the next generation no one would be saved. Why are you saved? It is because someone cared for you. Think of all the people in the past who witnessed to you. You were saved because someone took time to be a soul winner. It is not right to become a Christian and then forget about others who are not saved.
Here is the 4W Plan of Soul Winning
"He that goes forth..." It is necessary to go to the unsaved people with the Gospel. Look on the fields (the world). Many need to be saved. The unsaved are not commanded to come to the church, but the Christian is commanded to go to the unsaved. Plan a time to go to others. The Lord commanded His people to go. “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). His plan remains the same. God has no other plan. Do you go?
"He that goes forth and weeping." Christians need to have compassion. Compassion means to have pity and love for the need of another person. It is easy to have compassion for a sick person but we also need to have compassion for the unsaved person. People who are not saved are going to Hell. Who will help them? Who will warn them? A burden for lost people comes after we first go to them and see their need. The Lord looked upon the multitude and He was moved with compassion. He looked at the city and wept. He did not see houses; He saw people. He saw people who had a need; people who had burdens; people who were lost. Read: Matthew 9:36; 20:34; Luke 10:33; Jude 22; Luke 15:20. You need to have compassion to win souls. Do you have compassion?
"He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed for sowing." The seed is the Word of God. The great need is to put the seed into the hearts of people. As you witness to the unsaved, it is important to plant the Word of God. If you do not plant the seed you will never have a harvest. The emphasis is not upon the sower but the seed (Word of God). No one is saved without the Word of God - No one! Learn the Word of God. Memorize soul winning verses and be ready to show a person, from the Bible, how to be saved. People will never be saved without the Word of God. Use your Bible, leave tracts and testify from the Bible. God will honor His Word and one day the seed will sprout into life. It is important to learn how to use the Word of God in witnessing. Some good verses are John 3:16; John 1:12; John 3:36; Romans 3:23; and Acts 16:30,31. Do you sow the Seed?
THE WINNING -
"He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." The Bible promises if you will walk, weep, and use the Word of God, you will come again winning souls. Not everyone will be saved but some will. When a Christian wins an unsaved person to the Lord, it is a rejoicing time. Are you seeing people saved from your sowing and weeping? Pray the Lord will give the results. Your responsibility is to sow the seed and the Lord will give the harvest.
Go Into Your World - Do you know someone who is not saved? Do you have unsaved family members? Do you have friends who are not saved? Do you witness to people when you work, buy groceries, and gas and go to activities? You may be the only person to witness to them. Give tracts to the unsaved. Invite people to church. You will be glad that you tried. One hundred years from now the only important thing will be salvation. The only thing God is interested in is people.
If you do not go, who will?