06: Personal Evangelism & Witnessing – thought starters
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A Prediciament

Are any of the following involved in personal evangelism?1

Judy is sitting at her desk at home signing cards to send to children in the primary division for their birthdays.

Matthew is working on a stubborn computer to get it to run again for an equally stubborn old man who lives down the road.

Susan is chopping carrots and lettuce for a salad she is taking to a special after-church lunch.

The Wilson family is driving ten  miles out of their way […]

06: Personal Evangelism & Witnessing – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : A personal witness is a testimony to invite others to take a closer look at the difference that God has made in our lives.

 

[Teaching Plan for “Personal Evangelism and Witnessing” May 7, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read Acts 4:13,14.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What should a person who has been with Jesus be like? What did John and Peter’s relationship with Jesus […]

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 it was, the plant from the seed grew in a slightly different direction from those of other seeds or seedlings in this vast farming community. They grew […]

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 is.
B. Is this speaking symbolically about the gospel and salvation, or does it have a literal application as well? Share.
C. Personal Application: Why is it important to […]

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 know how I can help you,” he said. “Live a good lifestyle and who knows?”

He wrote a prescription for a walker with wheels […]

04: Evangelism & Witnessing as a Lifestyle – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts is shared by the ways in which we live in loving and compassionate service to others.

[Teaching plan for “Evangelism and Witnessing as a Lifestyle” April 23, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read John 13:35.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. Does loving one another in the church mean that we don’t have differences of opinion, politics, […]

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 main idea of this text is.
B. What are some of the reasons for having spiritual gifts in the church? What does it mean to edify the […]

02: Every Member Ministry – Thought Starters
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Into the tent where the gypsy boy lay
Dying alone at the close of the day.
News of salvation we carried; said he
“Nobody ever has told it to me.”

Tell it again, tell it again!
Salvation’s story repeat o’er and o’er.
‘Til none can say of the children of men
Nobody ever has told me before.

I heard this song when I was in the primary division of Sabbath school. It made me so sad to think of a young boy dying alone […]

02: Every Member Ministry – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : As members of the body of Christ, each of us has a personal ministry in the sharing of what He has done for us, and a responsibility to support the local and worldwide work of evangelism.

[Teaching plan for “Every Member Ministry” April 9, 2012]

1. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 5:17-20.

A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is.
B. What does it mean to have the […]

01: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing – Thought Starters
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“Gentlemen,” the speaker said, “I mean Ladies and Gentlemen.” He nodded to two women sitting on one side of the room. “We are here to discuss the basics of an outline that will soon become the operating plan for the new School of Evangelism and Witnessing at the University of Adventists.”1

Nobody said anything.

“Before we begin, I think it would be well to define our terms. Vis a vis a formal academic program at our university, what do these two […]