Wednesday: Telling Our Stories
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As stated earlier, the most powerful witnessing a believer can do for Jesus is to share his or her personal testimony. That is, the sharing of what God has done for me and how He has affected my life and experience. Usually a personal testimony is expressed in three distinct sections. The first part is … [Click to read more …]

01: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Sharing what Christ has done for us on a one to one basis is a critical part of the church’s long-term evangelistic work.   [Teaching plan for “Defining Evangelism and Witnessing” April 2, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 4:13, 5:42. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Biblical Evidence
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The early believers, no doubt, had obstacles to overcome as they committed themselves to spreading the good news about Jesus. Not the least of these obstacles would have been that most were untrained in the religious schools of the day, and, therefore, would have had little or no credibility in the eyes of the established … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Witnessing Is . . . ?
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A witness is one who gives a testimony, one who attests to something that he or she knows from personal experience. A Christian’s personal testimony regarding the work of God in his or her life can be very powerful. On one occasion Jesus healed a demon-possessed man (see Mark 5:1–19). When the healed man wanted to follow Jesus, … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Evangelism Is . . . ?
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We get a clear picture of what evangelism is as we review the activities of the first evangelists. Regardless of the major differences between their world and ours, both worlds were sinful, fallen, and in disrepair—thus in need of hope and salvation. More than a century ago, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer somewhat exaggeratedly (he wasn’t … [Click to read more …]

Evangelism and Witnessing Introduction
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Although experts disagree on the exact number, one thing is certain: many Protestant denominations exist today. Hundreds, even thousands. Which leads to such questions as, Why the Seventh-day Adventist Church? What’s our purpose? What relevance do we have? The answer is simple: God raised up this church to proclaim “present truth,” the Three Angels’ Messages … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing
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Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 4:33, 13:48, 1 John 1:3, Acts 13:1–49, 22:2–21, 1 Pet. 3:15. Memory Text: “ ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I … [Click to read more …]