Bible Study Outline On Acccountability
Care for Other People’s Salvation
Many Christians don’t preach the good news to others. They think that having faith in God themselves is just all they need to be saved. This is wrong. The most important principle is to love God with all your heart, soul and mind. The second most important principle is to love others as much as you love yourself.
In Luke 10:25-28, and, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
If you love God, you must love others. Loving others means being kind and caring for one another. If you care for others, you must think they also need to be saved so that their souls won’t end up in hell.
If you cannot love others who can be seen, then how can you say you love God who is unseen. In 1 John 4:20, if a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
Christians Are Accountable In Preaching the Good News
Christians are not only accountable for their own salvation but they are also accountable for the salvation of other people. Before you become a Christian, it was other people who preach the good news to you so that you came to know the savior Jesus Christ. Now that you have become a believer, you must not be selfish with the good news you receive but also preach it to others so that others can be saved. It is a sin to only keep the good news to yourself and not preaching it others.
You can preach the good news to their friends, family members or other people you know. If you have unsaved family members, you should first preach the gospel to them. Besides, you should pray for their salvation. When praying for their salvation, you should mention their names in the prayer.
When you pray, you should pray specifically and with faith and a desire for them to be saved. If you want God to listen to your prayer, you must pray persistently and patiently. You can pray for the salvation of others in words or praying in the spirit through the tongue language.
You don’t have to say a long prayer when praying for other people’s salvation. You should just pray a simple prayer, asking God on how you want him to change their lives. After praying, you should not say negative things. Saying negative things means you have doubt in God.
Rebuking Others for Their Sins
If you saw someone sinning, you must not pretend like you didn’t know it and just walk away. Instead, you should go over to him and reproach him by using the word of God in the bible. You can quote a few bible verses to point out to him why he is wrong.
In Matthew 18:15-17, moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
In James 5:19-20, brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
In Ezekiel 33:1-6, Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: 3If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; 4Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. 5He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. 6But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
In Ezekial 33:9, nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Be Kind to Needy People
If you see someone in need, you should do your best to help him. Even if you don’t have the resources to help him, you should find someone who can help him. For example, if you saw a thief stealing a person’s car, you should not ignore it and pretend as if nothing happened. You should call the police or do whatever you can to help. In Galatians 6:2, bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
In Matthew 7:12, therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. In Galatians 5:22-23, but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. 24And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. In Matthew 3:8, bring forth therefore fruits befitting for repentance: