“If you are in communion with Christ, you will place His estimate upon every human being. You will feel for others the same deep love that Christ has felt for you. Then you will be able to win, not drive, to attract, not repulse, those for whom He died. None would ever have been brought back to God if Christ had not made a personal effort for them; and it is by this personal work that we can rescue souls.” Christ Object Lessons pg 197
HINDERANCES TO THE WITNESSING CHURCH
1. Fear of Man
WHY SHOULD THE WITNESSING CHURCH BE SOUL WINNERS?
1. We have been put in trust with the gospel
1 Thess. 2:4
2. We have a personal commission from God
WITH WHOM ATTEMPT PERSONAL WORK
1. The Lost
2. The needy Chrisitan
WHEN ATTEMPT PERSONAL WORK?
“The Lord desires that His word of grace shall be brought home to every soul. To a great degree this must be accomplished by personal labor. This was Christ's method. His work was largely made up of personal interviews. He had a faithful regard for the one-soul audience. Through that one soul the message was often extended to thousands. We are not to wait for souls to come to us; we must seek them out where they are. When the word has been preached in the pulpit, the work has but just begun. There are multitudes who will never be reached by the gospel unless it is carried to them.” Christ Object Lessons pg 229
In season and out of season. A member should be ready always with a testimony.
II Tim. 4:2; Eccl. 11:6; Acts 1:8
WHERE ATTEMPT PERSONAL WORK?
1. In public evaangelism
2. In personal contact
3. In house-to-house visitation
Acts 5:42; 20:20
“In large cities there are certain classes that cannot be reached by public meetings. These must be searched out as the shepherd searches for his lost sheep. Diligent, personal effort must be put forth in their behalf. When personal work is neglected, many precious opportunities are lost, which, were they improved, would advance the work decidedly.” Christian Service pg 113
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