Seed Thoughts for Soul Winners

This perpetual calendar includes: • Remarkable testimonies of souls won to the Savior. • Explanations of gospel concepts. • Answers to frequently-asked questions. • Stories of real-life witnessing opportunities. • Encouragements and tips for sharing the glorious gospel.

July 20

Posted on Jul 20, 2019

“Is not My word like…a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?” (Jer 23:29). A couple of undergraduates were standing in one of the quads in Oxford. One was a Christian. In his hand he held a Bible, having come from a church service. The other man looked at him and said, “What have you got there?” “Oh,” he said, “it’s my Bible.” “What do you carry that around for?” “It means a lot to me, and helps me.” “What,” he said, “you don’t believe that rubbish. That’s just the same as any other book.” “I know it isn’t,” said the Christian. “Well, I bet you can’t prove to me that it’s different from any...

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July 19

Posted on Jul 19, 2019

“The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus” (Jn 12:21). Sometimes the enemy tries to convince us that no one is interested in the gospel. Not true. Millions today will receive earth-shattering news—inoperable cancer, a spouse is leaving them, job loss, or a child in trouble. Jesus said He came for the broken-hearted, and there are more of those every day. Sometimes when a person responds, “I’m not interested,” I ask, “Not interest in what? What do you think I’m offering you?” Often they think we are going to ask...

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July 18

Posted on Jul 18, 2019

Sam Hadley, a drunkard transformed by Christ, was used by God to see thousands reached in New York. On the way to California to preach, he stopped in Detroit, where an old couple asked him to pray for their drunkard son, whom they had discovered was living in San Francisco. One evening the Christians of Oakland, a thousand strong, marched singing through the city to the Metropolitan Theater where Hadley preached. Every seat was taken, except Hadley’s when he rose to preach. Harry Ironside, sitting in the balcony, saw a man slip in through the stage door, who was then ushered by J. Wilbur...

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July 17

Posted on Jul 17, 2019

How easy it is to become preoccupied with earthly things. This was the story of Demas. Paul says of his former co-worker, “For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica” (2 Tim 4:10). It was not the present evil world, as we sometimes misquote it. In fact, he seems to have gone to Thessalonica to work with the church there. But Paul states that his decision was based on the present, rather than on the eternal. A divided heart is a dangerous heart. As someone said, “Wouldn’t it be a terrible thing if, when you got to heaven, you discovered that...

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July 16

Posted on Jul 16, 2019

“Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 19:14). I was flying from Vancouver to California and sitting beside a woman who seemed impervious to all my efforts at witnessing. She spoke about her recent happy divorce, her pub crawls, her karma.  Then she asked: “So what do you do?” “I can answer that in four sentences. ‘All have sinned.’ ‘The soul that sins dies.’ ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.’ ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.’” “Helen Newfield!” she replied. “I haven’t thought of her in...

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July 15

Posted on Jul 15, 2019

Imputation means to reckon, or to put to one’s account. “And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, ‘Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.’ And he was called the friend of God” (Jas 2:23). A similar verse in Galatians 3:6 renders the word as “accounted to him.” We have the idea of this double imputation in 2 Corinthians 5:21, “For He has made Him to be sin for us, the One who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” Included here is the idea of Substitution, where one takes the place of another. An inspired illustration was seen...

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