LESSON 8 22/4/2018
EXPANDED THROUGH EVANGELISM
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 322, 325
Devotional Readings: Acts 2:37-40
Topic for Adults: Evangelism & Church Growth
Topic for Youths: Populate God’s Kingdom
Topic for Intermediates: Invite Others to Christ
Lesson Scriptures: Acts: 2:40-47; 4:4; 6:7; 11:19-24
MEMORY VERSE: “Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. As many as had been appointed to eternal life believed” (Acts 13:48) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTION READING
Evangelise By Giving Sacrificially
Phil. 4:10-20; 1 Tim. 5:18
Evangelism needs the goers, groaners and givers. Believers must make effort to belong to these groups. No church can succeed in the areas of evangelism without having these groups of people in her midst. Apostle Paul spoke of the Philippian church who gave to support him in his missionary journey. He described their gifts as “a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God” (verse 18). You must be willing to give your time, money and talents for the progress of evangelism in your church. The little quota you contribute will go a long way to support the kingdom’s project. Give sacrificially, there is nothing that you give that matches what God has done for you. Every member of the church should focus on evangelism. There is none of your resources, time and talent which you deploy towards God’s work that will go unrewarded.
Point of Emphasis: Support evangelism sacrificially with your resources and talents.
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to always deploy my time, money and everything at my disposal for evangelism.