02: Every Member Ministry – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : As members of the body of Christ, each of us has a personal ministry in the sharing of what He has done for us, and a responsibility to support the local and worldwide work of evangelism.

[Teaching plan for "Every Member Ministry" April 9, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 5:17-20.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean to have the word of reconciliation or the ministry of reconciliation?
C. Personal Application: Do you consider yourself an ambassador of Christ? How are you an ambassador of Christ?
D. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “When you become a Christian, what old things passed away? What things become new? What difference does being a Christian mean to you?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read John 4:35-38.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How can we reap among so many people who have never heard of us, who already belong to a Christian church, or who don’t want to hear what we have to share?
C. Personal Application: How many chances did you have this week to plant a few seeds that some day could reap a harvest? Do you think there are opportunities you missed? Share.
D. Case Study: One of your friends states, ”Jesus said the fields were ripe for harvest, yet the SDA church isn’t harvesting very much. Is it because there aren’t enough reapers; the message was for the apostles age and not our time; it was meant for general Christianity, but not the SDA church; or because we are not working together in harmony to bring in the harvest?” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 1:5-9.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. ?
C. Personal Application: ?
D. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “.” How do you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read Acts 14:27,28.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How important is gaining personal experience in sharing the truth with others? What benefits are there from sharing experiences with fellow church members?.
C. Personal Application: How can we share our mission stories to encourage
Others without being accused of self-centeredness or bragging? Why do
People get upset at other’s stories of success?
D. Case Study: Think of one person who needs to hear a message from this
week’s lesson. Tell the class what you plan to do this week to share with
them.

(Note: “Truth that is not lived, that is not imparted, loses its life-giving power, its healing virtue. Its blessings can be retained only as it is shared.” MH p. 149)

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02: Every Member Ministry – Teaching Plan — 4 Comments

  1. The Lord is really coming soon... i can see the signs everywhere. all we need to do is evangelise and witness, lets work together with God to bring His sheeps in the house.

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  2. if there is something lacking amongst us is the spirit of evangelism.i wish we had the evangelic sprit of the watchtower,the love of the catholics,the faith of the pentecostal and the reverance the new apostles combined with the truth that we have that these other churches lack.WE AS A PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTEN OR ARE DELIBERATELY IGNORING OUR RESPONSIBILITY AND THE VERY ESSENCE OF OUR EXISTENCE-EVANGELISING JESUS CHRIST;WARNING THE MASSES OF HIS SOON COMING.SHAME ON US.THE HEAVENS ARE DISAPPOINTED.

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    • Seems to me that if "we have forgotten," we should praise God for this quarters lessons to help us remember. :)

      In the end, it is an individual matter. We make up "the church." We cannot blame "the church." The way to change "the church" is to change our behavior -- beginning with me. :)

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