Unlikely Converts

Text: James 2:1-4 Sometimes when we think of evangelism and converting the lost, we may have a picture in our minds of the type of person who would be receptive. If we’re not careful, we could subconsciously reject/overlook some who may have otherwise been interested (the single mother, the person with tattoos, the immigrant who speaks broken […]

“Follow Me”

Text: Matthew 28:19 In the Great Commission, Jesus told His apostles to go out and make disciples. A disciple is a follower of Jesus. While on earth, Jesus also went out and made disciples. But while His apostles would tell people to follow Jesus, He would tell them, “Follow Me.” There are a few examples in the gospels […]

Rules for Religious Discussions

Text: 1 Peter 3:15 It is incumbent upon all Christians to be ready to teach others. Our text describes teaching that is done in the course of a discussion. How do we make the best use of our opportunities to discuss the Scriptures with others? Be Willing to Defend the Truth Paul, as an apostle, was “appointed […]

Practicing the Golden Rule

Text: Matthew 7:12 Most people, religious or not, recognize the “golden rule” – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This is based upon Jesus’ statement in our text. We know the statement, but how do we put it into practice? We Must Take the Initiative Jesus did not say, “Treat […]

A Model of Personal Evangelism

Text: John 4 In this chapter, Jesus spoke with a woman at a well in Samaria. As a result of this conversation, she came know that He was the Messiah (v. 25-26), she told others about Jesus (v. 28-29), and many believed in Him (v. 41-42). We often wonder how to go about doing “personal evangelism.” This […]

Jeremiah and the Parable of the Sower

Text: Matthew 13:3-9 One of the more well-known parables of Jesus is the parable of the sower. It is a simple parable – its basic point can be explained quickly, yet it teaches an important lesson. It is also one we can build upon to draw out other points. In this lesson, we are going to consider […]

The Road to Gaza

Text: Acts 8:26-40 In this lesson, we’re going to visit one who was traveling the road to Gaza. As we travel down the road to Gaza, we will learn about preaching Jesus. Where We May Find Prospects Philip had been in Samaria – many people were responding to the gospel (v. 12-13); after that, he […]