Sabbath: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing
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Read for This Week’s Study:

Acts 4:3313:481 John 1:3Acts 13:1–4922:2–211 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 am with you always, even to the end of the age’ ” (Matthew 28:19-20, NKJV).

An employee often is given a “job description.” It’s a detailed account of expected duties.

The Bible also speaks about a “job description,” and in this case it’s one for God’s people. In 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV), the apostle Paul admonishes the Corinthian believers to “always abounding in the work of the Lord.” While Paul does not specify to what work he is referring, a similar phrase is used in 1 Corinthians 16:10, with reference to the work of the Lord done by Timothy and Paul in evangelism and witnessing about Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation. Thus, Paul’s admonition in chapter fifteen certainly included the work of spreading the gospel.

This week we will explore what evangelism and witnessing actually are; in other words, we’ll seek to uncover our biblical “job description.”

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, April 7.

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Sabbath: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing — 11 Comments

  1. Evangelism is a life blood of soul winning in our church and we need to commit more time in prayer to run any meeting.

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  2. Sometimes it seems we get so technical.. If to know Him is to love Him, and love (service) to others is evidence of this love.. Seems what else we need is the Spirit to guide us who best knows psychology; what and when to share and how much, etc. is what we need to proceed.

    So, having a connection to Him, knowing Him (the gospel story), and the result of that love moves us to serve - to share with others that story is what it is all about. And of course.. everything by His Spirit.

    1st duty (personal) - get to Know Him
    To know Him is to love Him.
    And love (service) to others proves we have His love.
    Other evidence that we are on the right track is to measure ourselves by Moses's Teachings, the Guidelines (10 Commandments); if we love Him and love others, and the Spirit guides, what limit is there to what man can do? What limit is there to our creativity in what, when and how we spread the Good News? (the Gospel, story of Jesus)

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  3. I think, Evangelism is another word for Gospels, Revelation 14:6, " everlasting gospel" this points to Jesus. The mystries of God is when Jesus changed to man...Witnessing comes from a reality of action, so that's what Jesus did, died on to save us, died to be a redeemer to us, died to bring us back to the level of righteousness that it was in the beginning....

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  4. As Christian its our duty to work for God. I believe by evangelising and winnig souls to the Kingdom of God its each and everyone's duty. We are living in the last days and our Lord is coming soon...so lets be ready to receive him. Lets share this Good News with others out there, I know there are still alot of people who haven't received this wonderful news!!! God bless us as we share His word.

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    • Evangelism begins in the heart, mind, and spirit of the individual. First we are to repent, accept, and become baptized into the salvation plan of God. As the Holy Spirit works within in us to do this, then we are allowing it to change our throughts and mold out character to live and take on the life of Christ. In so doing, we become a link in the chain let down from heaven to reach out to others, by saving their souls unto eternal life. Therefore, I agree with your statement. "It is our responsiblity" as children of the King, church members, and community representives to become involved by ways of prayer, bible study, and service to reach out to souls. This gospel as you stated, "Christ is coming back soon"! Our part is to continue what he has begun, with the aid of the Holy Spirit. Tomorrow would be too late for someone to believe or accept, what we could have done today!!! Much prayers in winning souls!

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  5. I've heard some one say that evangelism without evangeliving is trying an impossibility and it's fraud and hypocricy in the highest sense. We must live the gospel!!!!

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  6. These lessons should be a wake up call for us Adventists especially now. There is no time left. We should spread the gospel like autumn leaves. God's children need to get out of Babylon.

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  7. Hi every one

    Every True christian / Disciple will be a active Witness / Evangelist with the help of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Every One should have the same love Christ had for every soul on this earth
    (1 John 3:16 [KJV])
    Hereby perceive we the love [of God], because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down [our] lives for the brethren.

    (1 John 2:5,6 - But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. )

    Each of us are ordained by God to be his ambassadors (2 Cor 5:17-21 [KJV]) Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
    For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.)

    Also saving souls, by freeing them from satans Clutches and transporting them into Gods eternal kingdom is our main work and should have pre-eminence in our Daily routines (Matt 6:33 [KJV]) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.)

    Let us all obey the Bible

    Your Brother in Christ

    anil robert
    SDA CHURCH BANGALORE INDIA

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  8. Hi, I think just one encounter with Christ is sufficient enough to make you go out and win souls to Christ.

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