Monday: Milk and Solid Food
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Compare 1 Corinthians 3:1–3 and 1 Peter 2:2. What do you think Paul and Peter were specifically referring to when they spoke of milk and solid food and the need to grow? In your mind, what is theological milk as opposed to solid food? Evidently the members of the church at Corinth had not progressed very far in … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Sequential Evangelism and Felt Needs
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As we have already noted in earlier weeks, the discovery of individual or community felt needs will influence how we approach people and the programs and services that we make available to them. As we understand felt needs, we are better able to plan a sequence of programs that meets those basic needs, whether for … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Sequential Evangelism and Witnessing
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 25:35–40, 1 Cor. 3:1–3, 1 Pet. 2:2, John 6:54–66, Luke 8:4–15. Memory Text: “I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it” (1 Corinthians 3:2, NKJV). Key Thought: In all evangelism and witnessing, it is important that we first present the simple truth … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Evangelism and Witnessing as a Lifestyle
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Discover where your ministry fits into your church’s overall plans. While most local church departments may have a well-organized program and be quite busy, the chances are that those involved in each department may not know much about what is happening in other areas of church life. Furthermore, there may not be an overall church … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Stubborn Atheist
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I was an absolute Atheist, a teacher of physics and astronomy on a mission to convince my students in Bulgaria that God doesn’t exist. Then my brother became a Christian—an Adventist Christian! I wasn’t sure what he believed, but I was sure it meant trouble. My brother tried to convince me to study the Bible … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Widening Your Friendship Circle
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While a searching soul occasionally may approach a Christian and ask, “What must I do to be saved?,” for the most part believers must go out in search of the lost sheep. Some suggest that the church acts too much like a fortress from which a few people go out on a campaign or mission … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

Revolutionary Love
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What was it that made Jesus so different from any of the other religious leaders of His time? Well, His message was clearly different – keeping the rules can’t save you, be a servant, love your enemies. That was all new stuff to the people of Jesus’ time. I think sometimes we forget how really different … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: A Hospitable Lifestyle
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There is a saying that is often voiced when we speak of reaching people for Christ. It goes like this: “People don’t care how much we know until they know how much we care.” The point is that we can teach and preach all we want, but if people feel misunderstood, unloved, and unaccepted, then … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Walking in Their Shoes
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Here’s an important point: rather than providing what we think people need, we must learn what they see as important priorities. What are they concerned about? What are their problems? What do they feel that they need?1 Read 1 Corinthians 9:20–22. What do these verses tell us about Paul’s approach to different peoples and his desire … [Click to read more …]

A Lifestyle that Witnesses While You’re Dead!
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Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. 2 Kings 13:21 NIV There was no magic in the prophet Elisha’s bones. The … [Click to read more …]