University Objectives… (Reviewed)
_________ the Word!
___________ the Word!
_________ the Word!
Semper Vivus: __________________ ____________
“This __________ is ___________!”
“An institution of ________________ at the highest ____________.”
Principle 11 (of 12)
The ________________ Principle
I can find ultimate purpose in life only by learning the essentials of sharing my faith in Christ as my Lord and Savior. I must recognize that I have a personal harvest both locally and globally. The Great Commission is my personal mission. I hereby resolve to choose this course of action daily, and in God’s power I consider it done.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” — Acts 1:8 (NIV)
THE BOOK OF ACTS… A Three-Word Summary!
“A CALL TO INTIMACY”
_________ _____________ _____________
Jesus went _______ !
The Holy Spirit came _____________ !
And the Church went _________ !
“A proposition upon which an ___________________ is based or from which a ___________________ is drawn.”
It is a biological fact that all _____________ living ___________________ reproduce. It is therefore essential for a believer’s quality of _________________ life and health to be involved in advancing Christ’s __________________ through the spread of His Good News, both locally and globally.
SHARING CHRIST… Personally (Part 1)
INTRODUCING THE “PRAYER, CARE, SHARE” Prayer-Evangelism Strategy
“Prayer Evangelism” Defined
“Prayer evangelism is ______________ to ________ about your ___________________ before talking to your neighbors about ________.” — Ed Silvoso
1. The _____________ Focus
Action Step One: ____________________ Christ in your neighborhood (or among friends and acquaintances) through a systematic prayer-evangelism strategy.
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men… For this is good… in the sight of God… who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. — 1 Timothy 2:1, 3-4 (NKJV)
THE PRAYER FOCUS…
A Threefold “Prayer-Evangelism” Strategy
…Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when it came to you. — 2 Thessalonians 3:1 (NLT)
WATCHING! WALKING! WORSHIPING!
The Holy Spirit came _____________
And the Church went _________
Establish a neighborhood prayer ____________.
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful… — Colossians 4:2 (NIV)
Take regular prayer _____________.
I will give you every place where you set your foot… — Joshua 1:3 (NIV)
Go, walk through the length and breadth of the land, for I am giving it to you. — Genesis 13:17 (NIV)
Enthrone God in your ____________________.
But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel. — Psalm 22:3 (NKJV)
MY NEIGHBORHOOD AT A GLANCE
Draw a rough map of your neighborhood. For a work place or school setting, draw the placement of desks or lockers with names of co-workers or classmates.
2. The __________ Focus
Action Step Two: _________________ relationships with your neighbors (or friends or acquaintances) through intentional acts of caring and kindness.
In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing, so that no one can speak a word of blame against you. You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people. Let your lives shine brightly before them. — Philippians 2:14-15 (NLT)
But if one of you has enough money to live well, and sees a brother or sister in need and refuses to help—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let us stop just saying we love each other; let us really show it by our actions. — 1 John 3:17-18 (NLT)
THE CARE FOCUS…
A Threefold “Care-Evangelism” Strategy
You are the light of the world—like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all… let your good deeds shine out for all to see. — Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)
Whenever you enter a home, give it your blessing… Stay in one place, eating and drinking what they provide you… eat whatever is set before you and heal the sick. As you heal them, say, “The Kingdom of God is near you now.” — Luke 10:5, 7-9 (NLT)
BLESSING! KNOWING! HELPING!
Speak peace over your ___________________.
Seek ways to ___________________ with your neighbors.
Pursue tangible acts of _________________.
3. The _________ Focus
Action Step Three: ________________ your neighbors (or friends and acquaintances) in conversations that open the door for you to share your personal testimony.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise. — Proverbs 11:30 (NIV)
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect… — 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV)
THE SHARE FOCUS…
A Threefold “Share-Evangelism” Strategy
LOOKING! CULTIVATING! DEVELOPING!
Look for specific opportunities to share your _____________________.
…open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. — John 4:35 (NIV)
Seek to cultivate lasting ______________________.
Develop a strategic plan for your ___________________.
Talk Back Time: (Share what you’ve learned with your small group.)
Discuss some of the ways one might develop a “care” strategy in cultivating relationships with your neighbors. What specific ways would you tell a neighbor that your life was transformed through meeting Christ as your personal Savior?
Pray Back Time: (Pray what you’ve learned in your small group.)
Ask God to give you a personal strategy to begin targeting your neighborhood in ways you may not have thought of previously. Pray for specific neighbors you know by name, that God will open a door for you to share your faith with them.