Collection of Bible verses for Evangelism(Law to the Cross)
December 8, 2009
Here are a list of verses when evangelizing. I am using New King James Version. I attempted to put these in an order of starting with the Ten Commandments(the Law, God’s standard of perfection) showing how the person being evangelized is a sinner by violating God’s standard and will be found guilty on Judgment Day. Then by the Holy Spirit leading them to the Cross and be declared innocent by God(The need for a person to repent and put their faith in Jesus.)
The Ten Commandments
1 And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
8 “ Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day isIn it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
12 “ Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
12 They have all turned aside;
They have together become unprofitable;
There is none who does good, no, not one
27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
8 But the cowardly, unbelieving,[a] abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
15 And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
1 Timothy 2:3-5 (New King James Version)
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
Matthew 4:17 (New King James Version)
17 From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent(Turning away and not returning to your sins), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Romans 10:9-10, 13 (New King James Version)
9 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”
1 John 1:9
9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Remember to have a balance of Scripture. Don’t leave a person at the Law, follow through to the Cross. Don’t ignore the law/sin issue. The purpose of the Cross was for Jesus to take the guilty status of the sinner upon himself. People need to be aware of the disease(sin) before they take the cure.(Cross). Why should I take a cure if I see no reason to receive the cure? A good doctor tells his patient what is occurring with the patient’s body and after explaining the situation, the doctor will be able to give the cure to the grateful patient. In other words, don’t get the cart before the horse.
Pray to be led by the Holy Spirit in your conversations(Zech. 4:6).
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
It is God doing the work in man, he just allows us to participate in the process. We are the pen in the Lord’s hand, being filled with the ink of the Holy Spirit to spread the word of Jesus to all we come in contact.