How to Find and Reach Receptive People. Receptivity in the Bible. The Principle of Receptivity. When it is apparent that people are receptive to the gospel, concentrate your human and material resources on that receptive group. Matt . 13:18-23. Matt. 13:18-23.
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When it is apparent that people are receptive to the gospel, concentrate your human and material resources on that receptive group
23 But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown." (NIV)
11 "Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave.
12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting.
13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you.
14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. (NIV)
6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.
7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.
8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas.
During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
10 After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. (NIV)
The vision of the berry field
The vision of the berry field
1. Gather the fruit (receptive people) near by, but very carefully.
2. Among the green berries (non-receptive people) you will find very choice fruit.
3. Go over the field again and again. (There will always be new receptive people)
4. “The Lord has placed these fruit-bearing bushes right in the midst of these thickly settled places, and He expects you to find them.”
5. First find the people close by, then further away, then come back again.
When it is apparent that people are receptive to the gospel, concentrate your human and material resources on that receptive group.
Satan has a military organization
He has well- organized plans.
His army is on the move!
He uses the “powers”of this world
“The people of God in these last days must expect to enter into the thick of the conflict.”
God has a military organization - the angels.
“Angels work harmoniously. … The more closely we imitate the harmony and order of the angelic host, the more successful will be (their) efforts on our behalf.”
If we are undisciplined and disorganized, angels, who are organized, cannot help us!
There are four general indicators of receptivity:
1. What other churches are doing.
2. Find people in changing situations.
3. The “common” people.
4. People who have a common denominator.
O que é umOikos?
Oikos é a palavra grega para casa
Marcos 2: 14,15
Pescadores de homens...
Time spent with your oikos. Divide the time you decide to spend with your oikos into three parts: