The Gospel Presentation
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Our key thought for this week’s SS lesson is, “In all evangelism and witnessing, it is important that we first present the simple truth of the gospel.”  Is this true in the last days with so many pressing issues confronting the church and world, as Bible prophecies reach their climax? Yes it is! “More people … [Click to read more …]

05: Sequential Evangelism & Witnessing – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : We lead souls to a loving relationship with Christ and then challenge them to commitment and obedience.   [Teaching plan for “Sequential Evangelism and Witnessing” April 30, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 25:34-36. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Testing Truths
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A testing truth is a biblical teaching that, once understood, challenges the individual to make significant changes in his or her personal beliefs or lifestyle. Some testing truths, such as seventh-day Sabbath observance and the avoidance of unclean foods, impact both belief and lifestyle. This underscores once again the necessity of leading people to accept … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Milk and Solid Food
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Compare 1 Corinthians 3:1–3 and 1 Peter 2:2. What do you think Paul and Peter were specifically referring to when they spoke of milk and solid food and the need to grow? In your mind, what is theological milk as opposed to solid food? Evidently the members of the church at Corinth had not progressed very far in … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Sequential Evangelism and Felt Needs
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As we have already noted in earlier weeks, the discovery of individual or community felt needs will influence how we approach people and the programs and services that we make available to them. As we understand felt needs, we are better able to plan a sequence of programs that meets those basic needs, whether for … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Sequential Evangelism and Witnessing
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 25:35–40, 1 Cor. 3:1–3, 1 Pet. 2:2, John 6:54–66, Luke 8:4–15. Memory Text: “I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it” (1 Corinthians 3:2, NKJV). Key Thought: In all evangelism and witnessing, it is important that we first present the simple truth … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Evangelism and Witnessing as a Lifestyle
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Discover where your ministry fits into your church’s overall plans. While most local church departments may have a well-organized program and be quite busy, the chances are that those involved in each department may not know much about what is happening in other areas of church life. Furthermore, there may not be an overall church … [Click to read more …]

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 …]

04: Evangelism & Witnessing as a Lifestyle – Thought Starters
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A QUESTION WITHOUT AN ANSWER (true story) My doctor handed me some papers and asked me to read the radiologist’s report to him.1 I was stunned. I couldn’t fully understand the medical terminology, but it sounded like I had a terrible brain disease and was headed for the coffin. I just sat there. “I don’t … [Click to read more …]

Revolutionary Love
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What was it that made Jesus so different from any of the other religious leaders of His time? Well, His message was clearly different – keeping the rules can’t save you, be a servant, love your enemies. That was all new stuff to the people of Jesus’ time. I think sometimes we forget how really different … [Click to read more …]