04: Witness and Service: The Fruit of Revival – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith


“You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit is come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8. [Thought questions for Witness & Service: The Fruit of Revival July 24, 2013] 1. So much love. When you … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Revival, Witnessing, and Divine Intervention

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The thrilling story of the rapid growth of New Testament Christianity in Acts is the story of a revived church witnessing of Jesus’ love. It is the story of a church that regularly experienced divine intervention. Witnessing was a way of life for these early believers. “And daily in the temple, and in every house, … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: A Witnessing Faith Is a Growing Faith

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Activity is a law of life. In order to be healthy, our bodies need consistent exercise. Every organ, muscle, and tissue is strengthened and invigorated through exercise. When we neglect exercise, our immune system is compromised, and we become more susceptible to disease. Something similar happens to us spiritually when we do not exercise our … [Click to read more …]

04: Witnessing & Service The Fruit of Revival – Teaching Plan

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Key Thought : Witnessing and living an unselfish life of blessing to others is the fruit of an intimate experience with Jesus. [Teaching plan for Witnessing & Service The Fruit of Revival July 22, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 1:8. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Power of Personal Testimony

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Religious ritual has little power to change lives. Religious formalism leaves people spiritually barren. Doctrine alone will not transform hearts. The power of New Testament witnessing was rooted in the genuineness of lives changed by the gospel. The disciples were not play-acting. They were not going through the motions. Theirs was not some form of … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Receiving the Promise

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The mission of sharing His love and truth with the entire world must have seemed overwhelming to this small group of disciples. The challenge was enormous, the task immense. Its accomplishment in their lifetime might certainly have seemed impossible (as it can in ours). The best estimates are that the population of the Roman Empire … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Christ’s Parting Commission and Promise

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Christ did not establish His church in order for it to simply care for itself. Jesus’ parting words focused upon the church’s mission. Christ’s intention is for His church to look beyond itself. He established it to share the light of His love and the message of His salvation with the world. Read and summarize the … [Click to read more …]

Recipe for Revival Part Three: Seek God’s Face First

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While living in Texas, one day as I was grocery shopping, I decided I was tired of bringing the proverbial bachelor dish of canned corn to church potlucks. I wanted to actually make something. I stood there in the middle of the store, with my cart, wondering what a bachelor like me could possibly make. … [Click to read more …]