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 …]

Thursday: Gifts and Christian Responsibility
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Spiritual gifts are not discovered just to satisfy our curiosity but rather to indicate what the Lord would have us do and to show where we fit into the church body. This, of course, brings great responsibility as we seek to fulfill that for which God has especially equipped us.1 Compare Romans 12:4, 1 Corinthians 12:12, and Ephesians … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Other Gifts
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When we think of spiritual gifts and witnessing and evangelism, we tend mostly to focus on the gifts of evangelism, preaching, and teaching. Though not all gifts are overtly evangelistic, if ministered within the church body they will have varying degrees of impact upon the church’s evangelistic mission.1 Read Acts 6:1–4 again. People were given similar responsibilities to … [Click to read more …]

03: Spiritual Gifts for Evangelisim & Witnessing
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Key Thought : The Holy Spirit has given us spiritual gifts to use in witnessing and ministry. He calls us to share these gifts. [Teaching plan for “Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism & Witnessing” April 16, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 4:11-14. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Spirit and His Gifts
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To a certain extent a person’s spiritual gifts define his or her place in the local church. In other words, to discover spiritual gifts is to discover where the Lord wants you to function in the body. Have you ever been asked to be involved in an area for which you just had no passion … [Click to read more …]