Pointers For The Witnessing Church - Part 1

"One soul is of infinite value; for Calvary speaks its worth. One soul, won to the truth, will be instrumental in winning others, and there will be an ever-increasing result of blessing and salvation. Your work may accomplish more real good than the more extensive meetings, if they lack in personal effort. When both are combined, with the blessing of God, a more perfect and thorough work may be wrought; but if we can have but one part done, let it be the individual labor of opening the Scriptures in households, making personal appeals, and talking familiarly with the members of the family, not about things of little importance, but of the great themes of redemption. Let them see that your heart is burdened for the salvation of souls.

“Those who have been most successful in winning souls, were men and women who did not pride themselves in their ability, but who went in humility and faith, and the power of God worked with their efforts in convicting and converting the hearts of those to whom they appealed. Jesus did this very work. He came close to those whom he desired to benefit by personal contact. How often with a few gathered about him, he commenced the precious lessons, and one by one the passers by paused to listen, until a great multitude heard with wonder and awe the words of God through the heaven-sent Teacher. He did not wait for congregations to assemble.

The grandest truths were spoken to single individuals. The woman at the well in Samaria heard the wonderful words, ‘Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.’--Review and Herald, March 13, 1888. Christian Service pg 121

1. The individual church member must be converted

Words reveals life in Christ
John 1:12-14; 20:31; 1 John 5:9-13

Spirit bears witness to new life
1 John 5:10; Gal 4:6; Rom. 8:16

Each person needs new life in Christ
John 3:7

Life through faith in Christ
ll Tim. 1:12

2. The individual church member must be dedicated
Rom. 12:1,2; Gal. 2:20

Call to separation
1 Pet. 2:24; Eph. 2:10

Means of separation
Col. 3:16; Ps. 119:9,11

Failure through lack of separation
1 John 1:16; 3:20-22

3. The individual church member must be prepared

Through use of the Word
ll Tim. 2:15; Eph. 6:16,17

Meditation 1 Tim. 4:15
Memorization Ps. 119:11
Steadfastness 1 Cor. 15:58

Through practice of prayer
Ps. 77:1; Jer. 33:3; Jas. 5:16

Through having a passion for souls
Rom. 9:1-3; 10:1; Ps. 126:6; Prov. 11:30

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