Steppingstones for life is another tool Bill and Wilma use when someone feels that they have no need of forgiveness. The Word of God will help them understand their need and the way of salvation.
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How to use Steppingstones to Life.
Help the person look up and read Romans 3:23. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.
Explain that sin is anything that is not like God’s holy nature.
For example: God is love, so anything that is not said and done in love, is sin.
If this Bible verse says, “All have sinned” then that must include them, right?
So fill in the gap using Leon as our example.
Romans 3:23 ______Leon ________ has sinned
Help the person look up and read Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death”.
Explain that death means separation.
Because of sin mankind is separated from God. If Lean has sinned, then that sin separates him from God. Therefore,
Romans 6:23 says, _______Leon_______ is spiritually dead – separated from God
Help the person look up and read Hebrews 9:27. “Just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment”.
Explain that if John is separated from God then this Bible verse says, “Leon must be judged”. Write Leon’s name in the gap.
Hebrews 9:27 _______Leon_______ must be judged
Say to Leon, “this is not looking so good, but I have good news for you”.
A leader’s reference
Ask them what the opposite to sin, death and judgment are. Place the answer on the opposite side. Then slowly reading through John 5:24, as you go, write the words in the circles, as steppingstones to the other side. “Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life”.
You are going to be filling in the diagram that you have downloaded.
Ask them what the opposite to sin, death and judgment are.
Place the answer on the opposite side.
Then slowly reading through John 5:24, as you go, write the words in the circles, as stepping stones to the other side.
We have seen that on man’s side we have sin, death and judgment.
Let’s see what is on God’s side.
Ask, “Leon, what is the opposite to sin?” He may need help.
Suggest pure or holy. Write the answer on God’s side opposite sin.
Ask Leon, “What is the opposite to death?” He will say, “life”. Write it on God’s side.
Ask Leon, “What is the opposite to judgment?” You may need to offer help. Suggest, “Not judged”.
Write on God’s side opposite judgment.
Next, have them read Jesus’ words or you read to them John 5:24.
Truly, truly, I say to you, the one who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment but has passed out of death into life.
Moving from man’s side to God’s side
Explain to Leon that you are now going to fill in the steppingstones to help him move from man’s side to God’s side.
Slowly reading through John 5:24 again and as you go, write the words in the circles, as stepping stones to the other side.
Hears, believes, has, does not, passed.
You are showing him that it is possible to move from man’s side to God’s side.
Ask Leon, “Would you like me to show you how you can know for sure that you are on God’s side? “
When Leon affirms that he is now a child of God, Bill and Wilma will give him a big hug and welcomed him into God’s family.
All this should take around 10-15 minutes at the most.
The person who has became a child of God will always ask if they can keep the Steppingstones diagram and Decision Card. Steppingstones for life
Wilma has produced a video, based on the Steppingstones for Life concept.
Here is the video: https://breakfreetoday.org/video-heaven/
If you have time, it can be more beneficial to go through it with a seeking person, personally.