04: Witnessing & Service The Fruit of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Witnessing and living an unselfish life of blessing to others is the fruit of an intimate experience with Jesus.gless04 (2)

[Teaching plan for Witnessing & Service The Fruit of Revival July 22, 2013]

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 1:8.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What kind of power was Jesus talking about coming upon the disciples?
C. Personal Application: What in your life shows your interest in outreach to others? Does anything show it? Share.
D. Case Study: One of your relatives states, “How does the Holy Spirit’s power make the disciples witnesses or more effective witnesses? Couldn’t they witness before the Holy Spirit came upon them? Didn’t they have boldness and assurance before the Spirit came?” How would you respond to your relative?

2. Have a volunteer read Acts 2:36-41.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Is this a formula for receiving the Holy Spirit? We must first repent and then be baptized, or clean, and then we receive the Holy Spirit in a clean vessel?
C. Personal Application: What kind of personal testimony do you have that tells what the Lord has done for you? Share your thoughts.
D. Case Study: One of your friends states, “It seems like during the apostles days, it was a lot easier to witness. All they had to do is convince people Jesus was the Christ and to believe in Him through baptism. Now we have hundreds of denominations teaching Christ with different slants and emphasis, causing confusion.” How would you respond to your friend?

3. Have a volunteer read Acts 8:26-31.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. How comfortable are you in giving Bible readings or Bible studies and sharing the Scripture with others?
C. Personal Application: What do you do when witnessing opportunities come? Have you had many opportunities lately? Are you praying for witnessing opportunities? Share.
D. Case Study: One of your neighbors states, “What role does the Holy Spirit play in soul-winning? Do angels play a part in bringing people to us or us to others? What does it matter if we witness or not, God will use the Spirit or angels to save them anyway.” How would you respond to your neighbor?

4. Have a volunteer read John 6:5-11.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Why don’t we expect much to happen when we share the gospel? We see unbelievers, false teachings, anger, indifference, difficulties, and other obstacles; but do we believe God will overcome all this through us?
C. Personal Application: Share an experience where by sharing your faith with someone else, your faith was increased. Share.
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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04: Witnessing & Service The Fruit of Revival – Teaching Plan — 1 Comment

  1. Thank you very much for this study guideline. It's helping us a lot. Wherever we go to witness, let's witness what we
    have touched and seen otherwise our witness will be in vain.

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