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
The gravity of the persecution that arose against the early church was so severe. It made the disciples to run for their dear lives. God used this great persecution to start and expand the missionary work. Philip went to Samaria. He did not go there to hide himself. Without being coerced to preach the gospel, he preached willingly. He preached the gospel of the Kingdom to the Samaritans with signs and wonders (verses 5-7). Believers who would preach willingly like Philip will make God to confirm the word of the kingdom with signs and wonders through them. If you will submit and make yourself ready today, then, God will make you His battle axe to pull down demonic kingdom and deliver people from the captivity of Satan.
Point of Emphasis: God will pour His supernatural power on you for signs and wonders if you will preach the gospel willingly.
Prayer Point: As I release myself to preach the gospel willingly, use me for signs and wonders.