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Walking Daily in the Temple

Welcome to walking daily in the temple. This is your opportunity to further discuss and learn from today's message. The Bible commands us to "rightly divide the Word of truth." (2 Tim. 2:15) It also says "iron sharpens iron." (Proverbs 27:17) Through discussion of the Word we can better understand it therefore, allow it to truly become life in our life. Why not become a registered user and join the discussion forum.

I Can do Everything

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Bishop is challenging us with our :Reasonable service" But what do we get out of this message.

1. Preach what does that stir in you

2. Who is supposed to Evangelize ?

3. What is the wirk of an Evangelist ?

4. What is the difference between Evangelism and Discipleship ?

5. Is a testimony refutable

6. Tell us what your idea of a successful Evangelism encounter looks like.

7. Getting into a debate will do what to your witness?

8. What is the Devil's main purpose?

9. Can we overcome in Evangelism?


Let's dig in to this and fulfill the great commission !
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    Tuesday, November 21 2017, 01:29 PM - #Permalink
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    I love how Bishop cleared up the difference between evangelism and discipleship. Evangelism is all about "preaching" (which is like proclaiming or announcing something) the good news in a public setting and it happens in seconds to minutes and that's it. There isn't time to get into doctrine or specific and scriptures about everything. People don't need to hear that, they need to hear that God did something for me and He can do it for them too.

    Discipleship is "teaching", usually on some specific topic in a private setting or classroom and can take a lot of time. Like Bishop says, we hear the third time. Discipleship isn't a quick thing. It takes time and energy and an ability to answer the inevitable questions that come.

    I'll admit far too often in my attempts at evangelism, I would end up more teaching than preaching and more doctrine than good news. No wonder people didn't really respond well!!

    The devil's main purpose is to stop evangelism from taking place. However, if we share the good news with someone and they say no, we are still successful. This is something I am wanting to get into my heart. Someone saying no doesn't mean I failed, it simply means they said no and that is where they are; I did my part so I'm successful.
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    Tuesday, November 21 2017, 08:12 PM - #Permalink
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    What really stood out to me was the difference between evangelism and disciples. We are to go into all the world and make disciples but before we can make them disciples, they need to be evangelized to first. They have to hear the good news of the gospel. Once they say yes to the preaching/evangelize, now we can disciple them.
    The analogy that came to me this week was when babies move from milk to food. The parents do not shove the spoon into the child's mouth and force them to eat it the babies food. They generally will put a small amount of food onto a spoon and rub it on the babies lips to see how they will respond to the food. If the baby smiles or opens up their mouths, they now put the rest of the spoon of food into their mouth for them to eat. If they pull away or make a "disgusting" face, they parents will try another food for them to eat. This is what we should be doing when we are evangelizing to people. Our 10 second testimony is the spoon with food on it. We touch their heart/ears with our 10 second testimony, based upon their response, we give them more food or walk away whether they open up their hearts or not.
    This really broke some mindsets in me when it comes to me talking to people. I am so quick to "teach" to the people I am talking to instead of preaching the good news and share my testimony. Teaching has always been my first tool I used instead of testimony. After this message, I am now going to evangelize correctly. Looking forward to more yes' than no's.
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    Thursday, November 23 2017, 09:40 PM - #Permalink
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    Great take guys!
    I have noticed that myself ! We are so excited that someone is talking with us and we "unload" on them. I see that if we get used to Evangelizing we will be better at separating the two. We won't have so much built up inside . I love the fact that the breakdown and tools we have now will help us ot take the 1st step 1st!

    Roll on with Jesus!
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    Monday, December 04 2017, 04:37 PM - #Permalink
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    So we're all called to do the work of an evangelist. So much easier said than done, but we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. It is possible, I can do the word. I didn't say it would be easy or comfortable but it's possible I think the reality is once we begin to realize it's not as hard as we thought. It will be easier. The devil is always trying to get us to stop before we start. So we can overcome in evangelism and it really comes right down to our testimony. If it's hard maybe it's possible my testimony is old or unpolished or it's been so long I forgot about it so refreshing our relationship with God and being in position will give us a testimony that is irrefutable.
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