Sabbath: Equipping for Evangelism and Witnessing

Read for This Week’s Study:

Matt. 4:1911:1–1110:1–141 Pet. 5:82 Pet. 3:9.

Memory Text:

“Then He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men’ ” (Matthew 4:19, NKJV).

Key Thought:

Whatever the important proper training, we must first be grounded in our relationship with Jesus before we can be “properly equipped” to effectively witness for our faith.

It is highly unlikely that a person who has no personal assurance of salvation will be able to lead another into an intimate saving relationship with Jesus (although it does happen). They might be able to convince others to believe some Bible doctrines and some facts, biblical dates, and charts. Such convictions and beliefs may even cause people to make significant lifestyle changes. However, because good deeds can be performed apart from Jesus Christ, it is imperative that any witnessing and evangelistic training feature both the doctrinal and the spiritual. To be a true evangelist, one must have a firm grasp and experience of “the everlasting gospel.” It is this gospel that ultimately brings belief, confession, conversion, assurance, and discipleship.

This week we will see that spiritually and skillfully equipping people for evangelism and witnessing is indeed a biblical principle and that we need to encourage people to make this a reality in their local church.

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, May 26.



Sabbath: Equipping for Evangelism and Witnessing — 3 Comments

  1. One knowlegde in Jesus should propell him/her to build a chain of assisting others. Thus, one should be able to assist others in a way that the other should also be able to help more.

  2. We need to have a good knowledge of the everlasting gospel and indeed our lives must reflect the same, by complying to this principle we may now be equipped for evangelism and witnessing. God bless us when we study this precious lesson.

  3. We as evangelist are called upon to prepare mentally for the particular task of propagating the gospel of Christ . As witness were are supposed to give a first hand account of our Christian experience.The question that comes to mind is why evangelise or witness .The Christian Great Commission is the instruction of the resurrected Jesus Christ to his disciples that they spread his teachings to all the nations of the world. As Christians who profess the second coming of Christ it is a solemn duty to share Christ with others. Thomas fuller a philosopher once said, "Zeal without knowledge is fire without light."


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