Witnessing: Making Friends for God

July, August, September 2020

Want to learn more about Witnessing: Making Friends for God? Use these Bible Studies for personal devotion, group Bible studies, or teaching a church class. Below are links to the lessons in this 2-part series.

Lesson 1: Why Witness? (James 5, Hebrews 6, John 7, 1 Timothy 2)
The idea of justification by grace alone is broader than the issue of salvation. It explains the larger relationship humans have with God. For example, when I felt guilty that I had not converted my neighbors, it came to me that I am not the prime mover in converting others.  That is the work of God. When I was mowing the neighbor’s lawn, visiting the neighbors in the hospital, and trying to have gospel conversations, I thought that I lacked the skill to “close the deal.” How foolish of me! Our series of lessons this new quarter is about how we cooperate with God in His mission of drawing the world to Him. Let’s dig into our first lesson about witnessing and find out what the Bible has to say!

Lesson 2: Winsome Witnesses: The Power of Personal Testimony (Mark 5, Acts 26)
Has someone ever convinced you to change your mind? I’ve been convinced I was wrong. But, there is a pattern in this. I rarely recall changing my mind when the other person was attacking me. When someone attacks you on Facebook does it change your mind? The most persuasive argument is a personal testimony, because it is hard to attack. How can you argue with what someone else experienced? Let’s jump into our study of the Bible to learn more about the power of personal testimony!

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