Further Study: Sequential Evangelism and Witnessing
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Finding a Target Audience By now you will have discovered that the evangelism strategy we are following week to week will take longer than one quarter to achieve. For instance, we would not expect that the local evangelistic training opportunities mentioned in lesson three will be discovered, planned, and attended in just one week. However, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Preparing a Harvest
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Leading a person along in their spiritual journey is like preparing for a harvest. Anyone who has worked a vegetable garden knows that there is a definite time frame and sequence of steps to follow if the desired harvest is to be realized. We must dig in the soil, remove the weeds, plant the seeds, … [Click to read more …]

05: Sequential Evangelism & Witnessing – Thought Starters
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Another Fairly Reliable (FR) Fable Once upon a time, towards the end of the post-Millerate era of zeal, a seed was planted. Perhaps it was in a small church made of rough boards hewn to fit a frame on a concrete block. Perhaps it was in a barn big enough to accommodate a few hundred believers. Wherever … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Measuring Spiritual Growth
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Just because we deliver biblical information through a public lecture, seminar, or Bible study, there is no guarantee that we have influenced those present in a spiritual way. Many people have attended an evangelistic series, a Revelation seminar, a Bible study, or maybe all of the above. Though they might have gained an intellectual understanding … [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 …]