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Old 01-19-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: On a road heaven bound !
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Amen.

God works through us and we are only His instruments. It's His work that draws individuals to Himself and we are a part of that work. God bless.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Central US
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I agree with many here...It is not I who leads people to Christ...I simply plant the seeds (this seeds which God gave me) and then He does the rest. I take no glory in those who have came to Christ...it is God's glory.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Pikeville, Ky.
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Absolutely none..I try to just be a good gardner who plants seeds with gentleness and love...and prayer...
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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I am sad to say that some that I have helped in teaching, who obeyed the gospel, have fallen away.
I pray that they will return.
At least my dear mother was faithful to the end.
Who knows how many are reached through the word of God posted here?
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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We must utilize every moment possible for winning souls to Christ. "Redeeming the time" means taking advantage of every opportunity that presents itself for doing God's work, amen? 2 Timothy 4-5

Reading most of the above postings, it can be concluded that we are in unison that, it is indeed the Holy Spirit of God that does the inside work. Can we agree?

Some believe that we ought to do nothing. That they, as "Christians" should live such an exemplary lifestyle, thus, allowing sinners to be won to Christ. In my opinion, and it's MY OPINION: If we were to wait on such, none would come!

Read Matthew 28: 19 and 20

As for the number of souls that you "think" you've won to Christ Jesus, with all due respect, only God truly knows their hearts. Nevertheless, we ought to be spreading the good news of our soon coming King, to whomsoever will listen, the more the merrier.



Bless.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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I am sad to say that some that I have helped in teaching, who obeyed the gospel, have fallen away.
I pray that they will return.
At least my dear mother was faithful to the end.
Who knows how many are reached through the word of God posted here?
Your absolutely correct in stating: Who knows how many are reached through the Words of God posted here. Powerful. I'm glad your mother made it. You will see her again. Run the race and endure to the end, we're almost there! Blessing.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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You should be passing through here more often..
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: NC
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I was influenced to come to the Lord, not necessarily by an exemplary lifestyle led by others, but maybe I saw their faith in spite of difficulties, saw how they depended on God even though they themselves were not perfect. Even listening to another person without being judgmental or condemning and letting them know that you have been there, can relate, can be one way. I believe that God works through us in many ways to point others to Him. God bless.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Gaston, North Carolina
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I have been a link in the chain for bringing many to the Lord but personally I cannot take credit for winning any because that is the Lords job.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Out of Florida........
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I was influenced to come to the Lord, not necessarily by an exemplary lifestyle led by others, but maybe I saw their faith in spite of difficulties, saw how they depended on God even though they themselves were not perfect. Even listening to another person without being judgmental or condemning and letting them know that you have been there, can relate, can be one way. I believe that God works through us in many ways to point others to Him. God bless.
Absolutely!! Different strokes for different folks!
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