Bible Study Class: 2nd Quarter 2012 - Evangelism and Witnessing
In This Quarter...
While evangelism and witnessing is the personal responsibility of each believer, the whole body of believers (the church) has a corporate responsibility, as well. As each member contributes to the evangelistic goals and strategies of his or her local church, precious people are won to Christ. And here’s a point that can’t be overemphasized: if it’s not done at the local church level, it just won’t get done.
In the context of outreach, understanding spiritual gifts also is important. It is vital, however, to not only encourage members to discover how they are spiritually gifted, but to also present them with opportunities to exercise those gifts.
An understanding of the gospel story coupled with a personal connection to Jesus Christ will enable people to work with the right motivation for saving souls. Evangelism and witnessing should be motivated by a love response, not by fear or guilt.
As with any study, this quarter’s lessons will help to increase a person’s store of biblical knowledge. That’s fine, but the goal is not just to gain knowledge, no matter how wonderful the knowledge. The goal is for us to use that knowledge for good, and in this context the greatest good is to give those who face eternal destruction the opportunity for eternal life.
Joe A. Webb is pastor of Nambour and Yandina churches in the South Queensland Conference, Australia.
|2nd Quarter 2012: Evangelism and Witnessing podcast||PDF Notes|
|Lesson Title||Webcast Video||Audio||Notes||Social|
|1 - Defining Evangelism and Witnessing||MP3||n/a|
|2 - Every Member Ministry||MP3|
|3 - Spiritual Gifts for Evangelism and Witnessing||YouTube||MP3|
|4 - Evangelism and Witnessing as a Lifestyle||YouTube||MP3|
|5 - Sequential Evangelism and Witnessing||YouTube||MP3|
|6 - Personal Evangelism and Witnessing||YouTube||MP3|
|7 - Corporate Evangelism and Witnessing||YouTube||MP3|
|8 - Equipping for Evangelism and Witnessing||YouTube||MP3|
|9 - Releasing Into Ministry||YouTube||MP3|
|10 - A Love Response||YouTube||MP3|
|11 - Let the Church Know||YouTube||MP3||n/a|
|12 - Evaluating Evangelism and Witnessing||YouTube||MP3|
|13 - A Perpetual Ministry||YouTube||MP3|