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

March 25

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We need to be up and doing: girding up the loins of our minds (1 Pet 1:13), stirring up our gifts (2 Tim 1:6), and offering up prayers and sacrifices (1 Pet 2:5). We should be stirring up one another (2 Pet 1:13), and building up one another (Jude 20), until we’re caught up to be with one another and with our beloved Lord forever (1 Thes 4:17). We need to be storing up for ourselves a good foundation (1 Tim 6:19), not laying up for ourselves treasures on earth (Mt 6:19) because we know that otherwise it will all be burned up (2 Pet 3:10). So if we lift up our eyes to see the whitened fields for harvest (Jn 4:35), if we lift up the hands of weary saints which hang down (Heb 12:12), and if we lift up our heads because our redemption is drawing near (Lk 21:28), we will be able to say with Paul, “There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love His appearing” (2 Tim 4:8).

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 6-8  Memorize: Isaiah 46:9-10

March 24

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People who habitually turn away the Savior’s invitation need to understand how precarious their situation is. John explains, “He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son” (1 Jn 5:10-11). Wherever such a person goes, whatever they accomplish, whatever they may think or believe, still, says the Lord Jesus, “the wrath of God abides on him” (Jn 3:36). One cannot “have…nothing to do” with Jesus, as Pilate’s wife advised him (Mt 27:19). No fence sitting allowed! The Lord Himself drew the line in the sand, “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters” (Lk 11:23). What indictments! Making God a liar! Defying your Creator! Scattering what He is gathering! Fighting against your best Friend! “Repent and believe the gospel”!

Today’s Reading: 2 Samuel 3-5  Memorize: Isaiah 45:22

March 23

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Alexander Marshall, the great pioneer of the gospel in the northeastern U.S., told of an old man he knew from East Anglia, England who used to say: “It took me forty-two years to learn three things: 1) That I could do nothing to save myself; 2) that God did not ask me to do anything; 3) that Christ did it all.” Forty-two years is a long time to learn this, but definitely better late that never. And what verses of Scripture can we use to help people learn these three important facts now? 1) “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law” (Rom 3:28); “Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law” (Gal 2:16; see also Titus 3:5; Eph 2:8). 2) When some asked Jesus, “What shall we do, that we may work the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent” (Jn 6:28-29). 3) It’s too late to do anything; it’s all done. The Lord cried, “It is finished,” and it was. Isaiah 53:5 describes it beautifully.

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 29-31; 2 Samuel 1-2  Memorize: Isaiah 45:5

March 22

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Mrs. Nisbet, an upright woman living in Dumfernline, Scotland, met an evangelist who asked her if she had experienced the great change without which, the Lord declared, no one can see the kingdom of God (Jn 3:3). In the course of the conversation, Mrs. Nisbet exclaimed, “With all my religion, I have never been born again!” But, she implored the evangelist, “What must I do to be saved?” “You have nothing to do but believe in what has already been done for you.” “Oh,” she exclaimed, “if only I had the least grain of faith!” “I believe you have faith. Who made the world, Mrs. Nisbet?” “God, of course.” “How do you know?” “From His Word.” Opening his Bible, the soul winner read Hebrews 11:3, “‘By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,’ and continued, “In the same way, if you believe on God’s Word that Christ has died for you, you shall have everlasting life.” “Oh, how simple!” she said with relief. “Thank God, I’m saved!”

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 26-28  Memorize: Isaiah 44:22

March 21

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Evolutionary paleontologist Niles Eldredge confesses: “That individual kinds of fossils remain recognizably the same throughout the length of their occurrence in the fossil record had been known to paleontologists long before Darwin published his Origin. Darwin himself…prophesied that future generations of paleontologists would fill in these gaps by diligent search…120 years of paleontological research later, it has become abundantly clear that the fossil record will not confirm this part of Darwin’s predictions. Nor is the problem a miserably poor record. The fossil record simply shows that this prediction is wrong…The observation that species are amazingly conservative and static entities throughout long periods of time has all the qualities of the emperor’s new clothes: everyone knew it but preferred to ignore it. Paleontologists, faced with a recalcitrant record obstinately refusing to yield Darwin’s predicted pattern, simply looked the other way.”

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 23-25  Memorize: Isaiah 44:6

March 20

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It is a common attack on the Bible that the word “Trinity” is not found anywhere. True enough. But the truth of the Three-in-One God can be found often in Scripture. Here are a few verses from the New Testament that link, in a sentence or two, the three Members of the Godhead. Notice that in many of them not only are the Members of the Godhead mentioned, but the distinctive functions of each Member is described. Some good examples would be Rom 15:16; 15:30; 1 Cor 2:7-10; 1 Cor 6:10-11; 1 Cor 12:3-6; 2 Cor 1:21-22; 2 Cor 13:14; Eph 3:14-19; Eph 5:18-20; 1 Thess 4:2-5; Heb 9:14; 1 Pet 1:2; 1 Pet 3:18; and 1 Jn 4:2. Another thrilling passage that links the Trinity in one sentence reads: “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude 20-21). May today find us building, praying, keeping, and looking!

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 20-22  Memorize: Isaiah 43:25

March 19

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Biblical truth is the substance of gospel work, so the early believers “went everywhere preaching the word” (Acts 8:4). Divine love is the motivation of it and joy is the strength of it, and thus we “preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ” (Eph 3:8; see also 2 Cor 5:14). “Justification and sanctification are the spiritual objectives of it, so we seek to make known “the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus” (Col 1:27-28; see also 1 Cor 6:11). Grace and peace are the blessed effect of it because “Grace and peace [is] multiplied…through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord” (2 Pet 1:2). Universal need is the reason for it, so “preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15). And of course the Lord Jesus is the blessed subject of it so “we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord” (2 Cor 4:5).

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 17-19  Memorize: Isaiah 43:11