CORPORATE EVANGELISM AND WITNESSING SABBATH MAY 19TH 2012 Aim: To examine the benefits of a united effort in corporate evangelism. Know: God’s goodness towards us is the basis for our corporate effort in evangelism Do: Collaborate with others in the work of evangelism and witnessing. Introduction Working together as part of a team in the sharing of the gospel is the true work of the body of Christ. God dispenses his gifts as it pleases Him. He bestows one gift upon one, and another gift upon another, but all for the good of the whole body. It is in God’s order that some shall be of service in one line of work, and others in other lines – all working under the selfsame Spirit. Counsels to Parents, Teachers and Students p. 312,315 Statement: Every member should be aware of the church’s evangelistic plan. Read: Phil. 1:5-18 (Christ must be preached) Meditate: Vertical relationship Question: Why should every member be aware of the church’s evangelistic plan? Share in twos: Horizontal relationship Application: How aware are you of your church’s evangelistic plan? Statement: Planning together gives people ownership of ideas or plans Read: 1 Corinthians 14: 40; Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 Meditate: Vertical relationship Question: How important is it to involve people in the planning process? Share in twos: Horizontal relationship Application: How can your youth become involved in the church’s mission? Statement: Teamwork allows for accountability and protection from pitfalls. Read: Matthew 10: 16 Meditate: Vertical relationship Question: Why is teamwork necessary in corporate evangelism? Application: Do you find it easier working as a team member or working alone? Statement: The Lord blesses united efforts in evangelism Read: Ephesians 4: 15-16 Meditate: Vertical relationship Question: How does united effort in evangelism reflect unity of the Godhead? Share openly with your teacher Application: How united are you with your church in corporate evangelism? Summary points 1. Planning together gives people ownership of ideas or plans 2. Every member should be aware of their church’s evangelistic plan. 3. Teamwork allows for accountability and protection from pitfalls 4. The Lord blesses united efforts in evangelism. General application: How has your cooperation in evangelism changed your life and the lives of others?
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