When we do our Christian duty and preach to those who have not heard about the Gospel we have a responsibility to bring their souls to a heightened awareness of their Christian life.
After you have taught and preached the Gospel there are many steps to bringing the reborn souls to a Christian way of living. These steps take time and investment. Many of the teachings and sermons of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome fill the listener with the Holy Spirit. In a sermon culled from ‘Rhapsody of Realities,’ Pastor Chris reminds us to “take advantage of your privileged position as a child of God in truth. Let the qualities of God’s personality be evident in your character and daily living.”
Pastor Chris’s sermons guide the Christian family
For newly won souls it is important for them to be received into God’s family. Many times we preach and we don’t receive the people into the family of God. They should live consciously in the kingdom of God and they must be brought into the awareness of their new place and home and that they are now in God’s family.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:12-13)
Many times, we preach the Gospel and fail to receive those we lead to Christ into God’s family. Pastor Chris’s sermons teach us that they should be brought to the Church and to fellowship with other Christians. He likens this to a parent bringing a newborn child home from the hospital. All those that come to Christ need to know where they are now and they have been moved out from the domain of darkness into the Kingdom of God’s dear Son.
This is why you must ensure they are brought to Church and to sing and rejoice with Christian brethren. The Bible tells us that the Church is the pillar and ground of truth, “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” 1 Timothy 3:15. In Church, they can hear the sermons of Pastor Chris. The only place to hear the voice of truth and encouragement is the Church. The Church is a place of refuge and security.
Your Church will have a mentoring program
Through the program, they will be taught that Christianity has a way of life and they will be brought up in the way of the Lord. Through prayer, sermons and actions the church teach us all the lessons Jesus taught.
The Church has a mentorship program. Their membership in a local church is a strong support system for their spiritual growth and effectiveness in the Kingdom of God. You must ensure that they are nurtured, taught and brought in the way of the Lord. Matthew 28:19-20 says “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen”
Now that the new converts have come to the Lord, we have to teach them to observe and to do all things that Jesus taught us to do. These are the things that the Holy Spirit has revealed to us through the Scriptures. The Church teaches these things to build and mentor the Christian. The church runs its mentorship program through various structures such as the cell system, foundation school, activity departments, and the various levels of leadership and responsibilities that the new convert passes through in the house of God. All these activities help build the Christian, mentoring the individual until they become a fully mature Christian and dependable leader.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome will guide us to glory through his sermons
When a Christian is reborn and mentored they will take on the mantle of soul-winning as they are brought into leadership. Pastor Chris in his sermons inspires us to mentor them and bring them into positions of leadership that they may be blessings to others. A mature Christian soul will take some responsibility for the ministry. Therefore, when meed to mentor people to a stage of maturity so they can be a blessing to others.
The work of soul-winning is not done until that individual we have won has grown to a level of maturity where he or she has taken the responsibility of winning others to the Lord. In raising others, we teach them to spread the Good News of the Gospel just as Jesus taught His disciples to do the things that He was doing. Jesus also charged them to teach others. The sermons of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome provide profound wisdom and are a key to enlightening our understanding of the need for soul-winning and maintaining the souls brought to Jesus Christ.