These are the small group notes for part seven of this series. On November 12, 2017 Pastor Daniel preached this message. You can download the notes in PDF format or you can follow along below.
Small Groups Notes
- How did you hear and respond to the gospel? Was it through a radio or TV program, or some other impersonal method? Or, was it through a friend or family member reaching out to you?
- Which Outreach Approach(es) did you most relate to? How might affirming this help you in personal evangelism?
- Discuss why it is important to be yourself when reaching out to others. We want to serve in our strengths but we must also be cautious about being too rigid in our outreach approach. Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 and discuss why this is so.
- Pastor Daniel noted that there is a ‘gift of an evangelist’ or evangelistic ministries that equip the church [that’s you and me] for evangelism, but biblically evangelism is a spiritual discipline not a spiritual gift. It is not reserved for those who are more outgoing any more than Bible study is reserved for those who are really studious. How can understanding it as a discipline motivate you to pursue growth in evangelism?
Be courageous (and obedient to Christ), create a top ten list and begin to prayerfully reach out to them with the gospel. Ask God to go before you to make the opportunities clear and to prepare their hearts for your sharing His love with them. He will! :)