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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Apr May Jun 2012 Adult Bible Study Guide Apr May Jun 2012

2 Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide An Appeal Dear User…. This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. P LEASE U SE A S I S.

3 Joe A. Webb Principal Contributor

4 Evangelism and Witnessing Contents 1. Defining Evangelism and Witnessing 2. Every Member Ministry 3. Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism and Witnessing 4. Evangelism and Witnessing as a Lifestyle 5. Sequential Evangelism and Witnessing 6. Personal Evangelism and Witnessing 7. Corporate Evangelism and Witnessing 8. Equipping for Evangelism and Witnessing 9. Releasing Into Ministry 10. A Love Response 11. Let the Church Know 12. Evaluating Witnessing and Evangelism 13. A Perpetual Ministry

5 Evangelism and Witnessing Why Our Church? {166} GOD RAISED UP this church to proclaim “present truth,” the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14: Thus, whatever else our church is doing, first and foremost, we should purposefully attempt to lead as many people as we can into God’s eternal kingdom.

6 Whether we call it “spreading the gospel,” “evangelizing the world,” or preaching “present truth,” one core business is to tell the Jesus story with the intention that people will accept Him as Lord and Savior and become disciples and even disciple makers. Evangelism and Witnessing Why Our Church? {166}

7 Even with the benefits of modern technology, the task is huge. And when all is said and done, the task falls upon millions of volunteers motivated by a love for God and for lost humanity—a love for those whose sins Jesus bore on the cross just as much as He bore ours. Evangelism and Witnessing Why Our Church? {166}

8 While evangelism and witnessing are the personal responsibility of each believer, the whole body of Seventh- day Adventist believers (the church) has a corporate responsibility, as well. Here’s a point that can’t be over-emphasized: if it’s not done at the local church level, it just won’t get done. Evangelism and Witnessing Why Our Church? {166}

9 In the context of outreach, understanding spiritual gifts also is important. It is vital, however, to not only encourage members to discover the ways in which they are spiritually gifted, but to also present them with opportunities to exercise those gifts. Evangelism and Witnessing Why Our Church? {166}

10 Evangelism and Witnessing Our Goal {167} TO INCREASE A person’s store of biblical knowledge. To use that knowledge for good, and in this context the greatest good is to give those who faced eternal destruction the opportunity for eternal life.

11 Evangelism and Witnessing Lesson 1, April 7 Evangelism and Witnessing Lesson 1, April 7 Defining Evangelism and Witnessing

12 Defining Evangelism and Witnessing Key Text Matthew 28:19, 20 NKJV “ ‘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 age.’ ”

13 Defining Evangelism and Witnessing Initial Words {169} AN EMPLOYEE OFTEN is given a job description. It’s a detailed account of duties. The Bible also speaks about a job description, and in this case it’s one for God’s people. Paul admonishes the Corinthian believers to “always [abound] in the work of the Lord.” Paul certainly included the work of spreading the gospel.

14 Defining Evangelism and Witnessing Quick Look 1. What is Evangelism? (Acts 5:42) 2. What is Witnessing? (Acts 5:18-20) 3. Together: Evangelism and Witnessing (1 Peter 3:15)

15 Defining Evangelism and Witnessing 1. What is Evangelism? Acts 5:42 NKJV “AND DAILY IN the temple, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”

16 1.What is Evangelism? Experiencing the Gospel {170} TO BE AN evangelist in any sense of the word, one must have personal understanding and experience of the “everlasting gospel.” It is this gospel that ultimately brings belief, confession, conversion, baptism and discipleship, and the promise of eternal life.

17 1.What is Evangelism? Definition {174} Evangelism is the process of clearly and persuasively proclaiming the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ so that individuals will accept Him as their personal Savior and follow Him as Lord in order to become disciples and disciple makers.

18 Defining Evangelism and Witnessing 2. What is Witnessing? Marcos 5:18-20 NKJV “H E WHO HAD been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him. … Jesus…said…‘Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you….’ And he departed and began to proclaim…all that Jesus had done for him; and all marveled.”

19 2. What is Witnessing? Making Testimonies {171} A WITNESS IS one who gives a testimony, one who attests to some- thing that he or she knows from personal experience. Sharing one’s personal experience of God is not as organized or as intentional as radio, television, or crusade evangelism. It can be very spontaneous given anywhere at anytime with anyone.

20 2. What is Witnessing? Making Testimonies {173} Usually a personal testimony is expressed in three distinct sections. Paul’s personal testimony (Acts 22): His life before he knew the Lord Jesus (vss 3-5). How he met the Lord (vss 6-16). His life experience after conversion (vss 17-21).

21 1 Peter 3:15 NKJV “B UT SANCTIFY THE Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to every-one who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear….” Defining Evangelism and Witnessing 3. Together: Evangelism and Witnessing

22 Life and Teaching of Jesus {170} EVANGELISM AND WITNESSING surely have to do with speaking about the life and teaching of Jesus, the difference those teachings and beliefs have made in the individual believer’s life, and the difference Jesus can make in anyone’s life if He is accepted as Lord and Savior.

23 3. Together: Evangelism and Witnessing Life and Teaching of Jesus {174} The rapid growth of the early church was due to the conviction and commitment of its members. The teachings of Jesus Christ and the influence of the Holy Spirit remain basic and crucial to all witnessing and evangelism.

24 3. Together: Evangelism and Witnessing Continual Process {170} The early church’s evangelistic process was not complete until people have become disciples and were incorporated into the local group of believers. establishment and nurture It is important to view evangelism and witnessing as a continual process rather than as a single program or event. A vital part of the process is establishment and nurture.

25 3. Together: Evangelism and Witnessing Different Strategies {171} Sometimes planned evangelism is enhanced by the personal witnessing of those involved, and sometimes spontaneous witnessing leads people into a more planned program.

26 Defining Evangelism and Witnessing Final Words {175} men of like passions “AS HIS REPRESENTATIVES among men, Christ does not choose angels who have never fallen, but human beings, men of like passions with those they seek to save. … Divinity needed humanity, for it required both the divine and the human to bring salvation to the world.” The Desire of Ages 296


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