Thursday: Widening Your Friendship Circle
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While a searching soul occasionally may approach a Christian and ask, “What must I do to be saved?,” for the most part believers must go out in search of the lost sheep. Some suggest that the church acts too much like a fortress from which a few people go out on a campaign or mission … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: A Hospitable Lifestyle
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There is a saying that is often voiced when we speak of reaching people for Christ. It goes like this: “People don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.” The point is that we can teach and preach all we want, but if people feel misunderstood, unloved, and unaccepted, then … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Walking in Their Shoes
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Here’s an important point: rather than providing what we think people need, we must learn what they see as important priorities. What are they concerned about? What are their problems? What do they feel that they need?1 Read 1 Corinthians 9:20–22. What do these verses tell us about Paul’s approach to different peoples and his desire … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Having Compassion for People
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Each day we all fleetingly brush past people we don’t know. We pass them on the street, sit near them in cafes, and wait with them in lines. Sometimes we even acknowledge their presence with a nod or smile as we move past them. Although we could never personally contact everyone we see each day, … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Silent Sermons
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How would you have recognized the followers of Jesus back in the first century? You could recognize the priests and the Pharisees by the way they dressed. Likewise, you would recognize a fisherman, a peasant, or a Roman soldier by their clothes. But, again, how would you recognize a Christian?1 Read John 13:35. According to Jesus, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Evangelism and Witnessing as a Lifestyle
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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Cor. 3:2, 3; Matt. 9:36–38; 1 Cor. 9:20–22; Mark 5:1–19; John 17:11–19. Memory Text: “At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did”(Acts 9:36, NKJV). Key Thought: Whether we acknowledge it or not, all believers preach … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism and Witnessing
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Discover (or organize) local training opportunities. If you have decided upon an area of witnessing and evangelism and have discussed it with your pastor and evangelism leaders, it is time to consider your readiness for the task. You will want the best possible chance of influencing people for Jesus; thus, training is important. Remember, working … [Click to read more …]