12: Evaluating Witnessing & Evangelism – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Our work for God needs to be evaluated in regards to the timing of the three angel’s messages for these last days.   [Teaching Plan for Evaluating Witnessing and Evangelism June 18, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read I Timothy 3:1-17. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what … [Click to read more …]

11: Let the Church Know – Thought Starters
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My first job after graduating from Walla Walla College was in the public relations department of the General Conference. Now, nearly 50 years later, I am self-employed. I joke about how far I’ve fallen in my career, but it is a joke. One of my main tasks at the “GC” was helping to produce a periodical called Tell.” … [Click to read more …]

11: Let the Church Know – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Reporting on our witnessing efforts helps to encourage others, plan for the future, and glorify God in what He has done through us.   [Teaching plan for Let the Church Know June 11, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 4:13,14,23. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what … [Click to read more …]

10: A Love Response – Thought Starters
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Melody and Stewart Part 2 “Good morning, class,” Stewart said after the general greetings and opening prayer had been shared. “We’re going to do something today we’ve never done before.” He looked around. “Let’s start with Matthew 18:19 and 20.” Bible pages rustled as class members turned to the required text. “Go therefore and make … [Click to read more …]

10: A Love Response – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Christ’s loving service to us should awaken a loving response as the basis for our witness as reflected in our loving ministry to others.   [Teaching plan for A Love Response  June 4, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read I John 4:18,19. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on … [Click to read more …]

09: Releasing into Ministry – Thought Starters
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“Mel, I’m going to throw these bossy lesson guides into the trash. They aren’t helping me a bit!” “What? That’s a ridiculous thing for a Sabbath school teacher to say. I think these lessons are great.” “But they’re written like a set of management lessons to give to managers at work.”  “Except the work is on a … [Click to read more …]

09: Releasing Into Ministry – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : All church members have a field of labor where they may utilize their spiritual gifts in ministry.   [Teaching Plan for Releasing Into Ministry May 28, 2012]  1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 7:17-20. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. … [Click to read more …]

08: Equipping for Evangelism & Witnessing – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Equipping for Evangelism and Witnessing May 23, 2012] 1. Good deeds. If all that is good is of God, what do you make of the statement in the quarterly that good deeds can be performed apart from Jesus Christ? Is that possible? What about equipping someone else for a witnessing or evangelistic program? … [Click to read more …]

08: Equipping For Evangelism & Witnessing – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : We can learn to be equipped for evangelism by direct instruction, observation, participation, and cooperation together with fellow church members.   [Teaching Plan for “Equipping for Evangelism and Witnessing” May 21, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 11:4-6. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main … [Click to read more …]

07: Corporate Evangelism and Witnessing – Thought Starters
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STORY “I don’t like the word ‘corporate’ in the title of our Sabbath school lesson about witnessing,” Beth complained. “Why not?” Her husband Matt rubbed his chin. “Because it makes it sound like evangelism is big business.” “And you think that evangelism is little business?” “No, not really. I just don’t think that God expects us … [Click to read more …]