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Romans 13:11-12
And that, knowing the
time, that now it is
high time to awake out
of sleep: for now is our
salvation nearer than
when we believed.
Romans 13:11-12
The night is far spent,
the day is at hand: let
us therefore cast off
the works of darkness,
and let us put on the
armour of light.
The work that should long ago have been
in active operation to win souls to Christ
has not been done…The time is near
when large cities will be swept away, and
all should be warned of these coming
judgments.
Evangelism p. 29
Oh that God’s people had a sense of the
impending destruction of thousands of
cities, now almost given to idolatry.
Evangelism p. 29
I saw one standing on a high platform
with arms extended. He turned and
pointed in every direction, saying,
Evangelism p. 32
“A world perishing in ignorance of God’s
holy law, and Seventh-day Adventists are
asleep.”
Evangelism p. 32
In many churches, tragically, the pastor has become
the primary shepherd, soul winner, fund raiser,
organizer, administrator, and errand boy. According
to the New Testament, however, it is actually the
members in the pews who are to be the primary
shepherds of the flock and the primary soul winners.
Spiritual Body Building Lessons p. 23 – Kim A.
Johnson
Therefore said He unto
them, the harvest is
truly great, but the
labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the
Lord of the harvest,
that He would send
forth labourers into His
harvest.
Luke 10:2
Christ Centered Approach!
John 12:32
And I, if I be lifted
up from the earth,
will draw all men
to me.
"The very first and most
important thing is to melt and
subdue the soul by presenting
our Lord Jesus Christ as the sinpardoning Saviour. Never
should... Bible instruction in any
line be given, without pointing
the hearers to the “Lamb of God,
which taketh away the sin of the
world.” T. 6 p. 54
I Corinthians 2:2
For I determined not to
know anything among
you except Jesus Christ
and Him crucified.
Romans 1:16
For I am not
ashamed of the
gospel of Christ:
For it is the power
of God unto
salvation to every
one that believeth.
"The love of Jesus
will melt and win
hearts when mere
reiteration of
doctrines will
accomplish
nothing."
DA p. 826
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through
faith, it is the gift of God. Not by works, so that no
one can boast.”
Ephesians 2:8-9
"The moment a
sinner accepts
Christ by faith, that
moment he is
pardoned. The
righteousness of
Christ is imputed to
him, and he is no
more to doubt
God's forgiving
grace."
ST 19 May 1898
What’s the most important
doctrine people need to
know?
T. 4 p. 394
“The people are more
ignorant in regard to
the plan of salvation
and need more
instruction upon this
all-important subject
than upon any other."
Can you say, “Blessed Assurance
Jesus is Mine?”
The Gospel
Presentation
STEP ONE – Romans 3:23
“For all have
sinned, and come
short of the glory
of God.”
Step Two – Romans 6:23
“For the wages of
sin is death; but the
gift of God is
eternal life through
Jesus Christ our
Lord.”
Step Three – Romans 5:8
“But God
commendeth His
love toward us, in
that, while we
were yet sinners,
Christ died for
us.”
Step Four
“Therefore being
justified by faith,
we have peace
with God through
our Lord Jesus
Christ.”
Romans 5:1
"They overcame him by the blood of the
Lamb and by the word of their
testimony; they did not love their lives
so much as to shrink from death." (NIV)
Revelation 12:11
Next to the word of God,
a soul winner's testimony
is the most powerful tool he has.
The woman of Samaria led a city to Christ and
the Scripture relates that many believed on Him
"because of her testimony.” John 4:39
“Return to your own house, and tell what
great things God has done for you.” And he
went his way and proclaimed throughout
the whole city what great things Jesus had
done for him.” - Luke 8:39
I Peter 2:9
"That you may
declare the praises
of him who called
you out of darkness
into his wonderful
light."
“That which will be most effectual
is the testimony of our own
experience… These precious
acknowledgments to the praise of
the glory of His grace, when
supported by a Christ-like life,
have an irresistible power, that
works for the salvation of souls.”
DA p. 347
How to Present a
Winning Testimony!
How to Present a
Winning Testimony!
1. My life before I
knew Christ
1. How I became a
Christian
1. My life after I
became a
Christian
And Now Write it Out, Practice it, and Use it.
Making Friends for Christ!
Christ’s method alone
will give true success in
reaching the people. The
Savior mingled with men
as one who desired their
good. He showed his
sympathy for them,
ministered to their needs
and won their
confidence. Then he
bade them, “Follow me.”
MH p. 143
Kindness is the Key
to the Heart
1. Mow the lawn for your
neighbor
1. Share produce out of your
garden
3. Offer to babysit
4. Go on errands for those who
can’t
5. Take time to listen to their
problems
6. Help them with their
computer
F. O. R. T.
Family
Occupation
Religion
Testimony
Gospel Workers p. 193
“Your success will not depend so
much upon your knowledge and
accomplishments, as upon your
ability to find your way to the heart.
By being social and coming close to
the people, you may turn the
current of their thoughts more
readily than by the most able
discourse.”
“If we would humble
ourselves before God,
and be kind and
courteous and
tenderhearted and
pitiful, there would be
one hundred
conversions to the
truth where now
there is only one.”
T 9 p. 189
How to
Find
Bible
Studies
T. 6 p. 433
“The very simplest modes of work
should be devised and set in operation
among the churches. If the members
will unitedly accept such plans, and
perseveringly carry them out, they will
reap a rich reward; for their experience
will grow brighter, their ability will
increase, and through their efforts souls
will be saved.”
Church
Visitors
And
Regular
Guests
Former
Members
“Personal, individual
effort and interest for
your friends and
neighbors, will
accomplish much
more than can be
estimated. It is for
the want of this kind
of labor that souls for
whom Christ died are
perishing.”
C.S. p. 121
Community Religious Surveys
Community Religious Survey
(Y=Yes, N=No, NO=No Opinion)
Concerning God and the Bible
____In your opinion is there a God?
____Is there life after death?
____Is Christ coming again?
Making the
first
introduction
INTRODUCTION
Now when the people come to the door, hold up
the Bible study reply card that they sent in. Then
tell them your name and say, “My name is
___________ and we are here on the information
that you requested about the free Bible studies.
Do you remember sending in this card? ________
May we step in for just a moment to share with
you what these studies look like?”
Making a connection
Look for a common thread
As you enter the home, glance around the room
to get an idea of the type of people you are
visiting. Do you see anything that impresses you
enough to give a sincere ______________? Do
you see any pictures of the ________? Most
people love talking about their children and
family members.
Where’s the best place
to study?
After congratulating them for their interest
in learning about the Bible, I recommend
asking them, “Do you mind if we sit at the
____________?” In the dining room you are
away from ____________________.
Give each person, their own Bible,
notebook and study guides.
Make an appointment!
1. Next week review and go over the lesson
they did on their own
2. Do one lesson with them
3. Keep the appointment
HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS DURING BIBLE STUDY
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Be a “learner” along with the student
Stay focused on the lesson you are studying
Never argue
Keep the study to one hour
If the student has a wrong answer (You’re wrong!)
HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS DURING BIBLE STUDY
6. If the student asks a question you cannot answer
7. Study the lessons in the order given
8. Don’t let the student get you sidetracked
9. Give your student an honest compliment
10. Don’t be judgmental
The Four Basic Levels of Decision Making
The Four Basic Levels of
Decision Making
1.
2.
3.
4.
Information
Conviction
Desire
Action
Making
A
Decision
For
Christ
The Four Basic Levels of
Decision Making
1. Information
Making
A
Decision
For
Christ
Does the individual have adequate
information to make the decision?
The Four Basic Levels of
Decision Making
1. Information
2. Conviction
Making
A
Decision
For
Christ
Begins to sense that this seems to be
the right thing to do. They believe it is
God’s will.
The Four Basic Levels of
Decision Making
1. Information
2. Conviction
3. Desire
Making
A
Decision
For
Christ
What he wants to do. Sees the
blessings we have in Jesus Christ.
The Four Basic Levels of
Decision Making
1.
2.
3.
4.
Information
Conviction
Desire
Action
Making
A
Decision
For
Christ
Makes a decision based on
information, conviction and desire.
How to move from
information to
conviction
How to move from
information to
conviction
Is it clear to you
that when Christ
comes He’s coming in
the clouds of heaven
with all the angels so
that every eye can see
him?
How to move from
information to
conviction
Do you sense the
conviction that God
is calling you to give
up anything that might
separate you from
Him? – I John 3:2-3
How to move from
information to
conviction
Is it clear to you that
the seventh day is
Saturday, the last day of
the week, and that God
rested on the Sabbath?
How to move from
information to
conviction
Do you see that God
requires us today to keep
the Bible Sabbath?
Do you sense that the
Sabbath is part of God’s
Ten Commandment law?
How to move from
information to
conviction
Do you hear God’s
voice calling you to keep
His commandments?
Do you sense this is
what you ought to do?
Invite
your
Pastor to
the
study on
Baptism
Guidelines for visiting former members
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
1. Pray for the infilling of the Spirit for wisdom and
Christ like love for former members.
2. Things to remember when visiting with a former
member.
a. Do not argue
b. Do not defend yourself, the church, or anyone else.
c. Do not preach that they should look to Jesus
instead of at people.
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
3. Study any information you have on why they stopped
coming, his/her age, and present interests.
The first visit:
a. May be short
b. Use warmth, tact, and gentleness – no pressure
c. Relax, introduce yourself from the S.D.A. Church
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
“Good morning! Is this where the Smith’s live? Are you
Mr. Smith? We are from the Adventist Church.”
“We don’t plan to stay long, but we do want to visit with
you for just a little while. May we step in for a few
minutes?”
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
4. If you are not acquainted, you may wish to use F O R T.
(Family, Occupation, Religion, Testimony)
a. You might ask the following questions in conversation:
1. Were you reared in the Seventh-day Adventist Church?
2. How old were you when you were baptized?
3. Did you make your decision to join the church through
a series of evangelistic meetings?
4. Were both of your parents Seventh-day Adventists?
5. Did you go to Adventist Schools?
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
a. You might ask the following questions in conversation:
6. How long has it been since you have attended church?
7. When you discontinued coming, did anyone from the
church come to visit you?
8. What do you consider the chief reason you are no
longer attending church?
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
Express appreciation for honesty/don’t refute or argue.
“This information will help me in helping others.” LISTEN.
If he/she was treated badly, don’t take sides. After he/she
is through unburdening his/her heart, you might say,
brother (or sister), that’s too bad. I am sorry to hear that.
I suppose that if I had been treated as you have told me
you were, I would probably feel as badly as you do.”
“On behalf of the S.D.A. church, we would like to
apologize and ask your forgiveness.”
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
“May I ask you a personal question? Do you still believe
the message the church teaches is still the message God
has for the world?”
9. Have you thought about coming back to
church?
Guidelines
For
Visiting
Former
Members
10. If they have interest in returning:
a. Arrange to take them to S.S. Class or
church.
b. Leave Signs Digest or a sharing book.
Luke 6:12,13
Jesus went out to a
mountainside to pray,
and spent the night
praying to God.
When morning came,
he called his disciples
to him and chose
twelve…
John 15:5
SDA Bible Dictionary 776
Gospel
417
S.M. Workers
B. 1 p.121
“Their names had a literal meaning
“Pray
withgodliness
“A
revival
of
true
sometimes symbolic of the character
Moses,
‘Show
me
among
us
is
the
greatest
and it
and personality of the one
Thy glory.’
What
most
urgent
of all our
needs.
designated.”
is this
this should
glory? be
– our first
To seek
character
work. The
A revival
need of
be
God.”
expected
only in answer to
prayer.”
“At the sound of
fervent prayer,
Satan’s whole
host trembles.”
T 1. pp. 345, 346
“Prayer is the
breath of the
soul.”
G. W. p. 254
SDA Bible Dictionary 776
Gospel
D.A. Workers
p. 362 417
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with
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activity
and
men
sometimes symbolic of the character
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me
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tendency
to pray less, and to
have less faith.”
SDA Bible Dictionary 776
Gospel
Workers
D.A.
p. 362 417
“Their names had a literal meaning
“Pray with
sometimes symbolic of the character
Moses,
‘Show
me
“Only
the
work
accomplished
and personality of the one it
Thy glory.’
with
much
prayer,What
and
designated.”
is this
– of
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byglory?
the merit
Christ,The
willcharacter
in the endofprove to
God.”
have been
efficient for good.”
What the Church
needs today is not
more machinery or
better new
organizations or
more and novel
methods, but men
whom the Holy
Ghost can use -men of prayer, men
mighty in prayer.
The Holy Ghost
does not flow
through
methods, but
through men. He
does not come on
machinery, but on
men. He does not
anoint plans, but
men -- men of
prayer.
E.M. Bounds
Jer. 33:3
Call unto me, and I
will answer thee, and
shew thee great and
mighty things, which
thou knowest not.
NOW WHAT?
GO
FISHING!
Matt. 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake
unto them, saying, “All power
is given unto me in heaven
and in earth. Go ye therefore,
and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Ghost…
Matt. 28:18-20
Teaching them to
observe all things
whatsoever I have
commanded you: and,
lo, I am with you
always, even unto the
end of the world.
Amen.
“The work of God in this earth can never be finished until
the men and women comprising our church membership
rally to the work and unite with those ministers and
church officers.” (Testimonies vol. 9 p. 117).
“The very life of the church depends upon her faithfulness in
fulfilling the Lord’s commission. To neglect this work is to
invite spiritual feebleness and decay. Where there is not
active labor for others love wanes and faith grows dim.”
(Desire of Ages p. 825).

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