Sabbath: Equipping for Evangelism and Witnessing
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 4:19, 11:1–11, 10:1–14, 1 Pet. 5:8, 2 Pet. 3:9. Memory Text: “Then He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men’ ” (Matthew 4:19, NKJV). Key Thought: Whatever the important proper training, we must first be grounded in our relationship with Jesus before we can be “properly equipped” to … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Corporate Evangelism and Witnessing
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Setting Realistic Evangelism Goals Both as a church and as a smaller ministry team, we must make sure that any witnessing and evangelistic goals are realistic. The following are some key areas to consider. Affordable. Finances play a big part in many church strategies today. Consider the costs of advertising, transportation, resources, postage, venue hire, refreshments, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Need for Corporate Unity
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It has been well said that a Christianity that does not begin with the individual does not begin, but a Christianity that ends with the individual ends. This statement underscores the importance of every new believer being incorporated into the body of believers. As with witnessing and evangelism, it is also true that incorporation cannot … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Every Part Does Its Share
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When a unified church is focused upon the evangelistic task at hand, the Lord will bless their combined efforts. A careful study of the Bible will reveal how much of the New Testament was written to show Christians how to live and work together in harmony. “One another” passages are scattered thickly throughout its pages. … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Planning Together
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Often, when it comes to the planning of witnessing and evangelism goals and strategies, only a very few people are involved. Then when plans have been decided, those few people set about the task of trying to get others involved in the implementation stages. It is much better to get a larger group involved right … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Letting the Left and Right Hand Know
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Most people in the church are busy; others, for various reasons, do comparatively little. Either way, people are often not aware of what their church as a whole is planning or working toward; consequently, they don’t see how that in which they may be involved is contributing to the church’s overall goals. Read Ecclesiastes 4:9–12. What … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Corporate Evangelism and Witnessing
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Read for This Week’s Study: Eccles. 4:9–12; Psalm 37; Phil. 1:5–18; Eph. 4:15-16; Col. 1:28-29. Memory Text: “And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2, NKJV). Key Thought: The dissemination of the truth of God is not confined to ministers. … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Personal Evangelism and Witnessing
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Spiritual Preparation for a Personal Ministry While we would not deny the importance of Bible knowledge and the proven procedures of witnessing and evangelism, we must be careful not to neglect an emphasis on personal spiritual preparation. The essential ingredient in personal spiritual growth is, of course, the Holy Spirit, and to experience the Holy … [Click to read more …]