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GIFTED FOR SERVICE :. PHILIP. Adult Sabbath School Lesson PowerPoint Presentation September 20, 2008. ADAPT it! Teaching Approach. 3 RD Quarter 2008, God’s Great Missionaries. GOD PROVIDES LIMITLESS POWER FOR WITNESSING. Christ’s disciples need to experience God personally. Memory Verse.

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Gifted for service

GIFTED FORSERVICE:

PHILIP

Adult Sabbath School LessonPowerPoint PresentationSeptember 20, 2008

ADAPTit!Teaching Approach

3RD Quarter 2008, God’s Great Missionaries


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GOD PROVIDES LIMITLESS POWER FOR WITNESSING

Christ’s disciples need to experience God personally


Memory verse
Memory Verse

“And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.”

ACTS 8:6


Share the gospel
SHARE THE GOSPEL

  • Accept God’s call for discipleship

  • Grab all opportunities for witnessing

STEPS WE NEED TO MAKE


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STEP ONE

ACCEPT GOD’S CALL FOR DISCIPLESHIP


Accept god s call
Accept God’s Call

A. What assumptions can we make about the character of Philip? Acts 6:3

  • Philip is an outstanding NT example of an evangelist

  • Not all Christians are evangelists, but all Christians are witnesses


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Accept God’s Call

B. What did the persecuted believer do when they fled? Acts 8:1-5

  • The church was persecuted

  • Philip and the other Christian believers continued to share the good news of Jesus


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STEP TWO

TAKE ALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WITNESSING


Opportunities for witnessing
Opportunities for witnessing

A. What entering wedge did Philip use in order to start witnessing to the eunuch? Acts 8:26-39

  • Philip offered to help in studying the Scripture

  • The Eunuch decided to accept Jesus by baptism


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Opportunities for witnessing

“God designs that we should be prompt in accepting and confessing Christ, prompt in obeying him, and in answering the call of duty. The eunuch was a good man of good refute and occupied a high and responsible position. Through his conversion the gospel was carried to Ethiopia, and many there accepted Christ.--EGW, The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 3, p. 305.

QUOTATION


Summary
SUMMARY

WE CAN SHARE THE GOSPEL

By accepting God’s call for discipleship

By talking all opportunities for witnessing


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GOD PROVIDES LIMITLESS POWER FOR WITNESSING

Christ’s disciples need to experience God personally


Apply
APPLY

How can this lesson about the power of God affect my life today?

Q

Do I have the desire to accept God’s call for discipleship?

Do I have the desire to take all opportunities for witnessing?


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PLAN

How can we use this lesson about God’s power this coming week?

Q

  • What are the practical things we can do to share the good news to others?


Transfer truth
TRANSFER TRUTH

What changes do I need in my life?

Q

  • What biblical principle from the lesson can we use today?


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PRINCIPLE

APPLICATION

PROBLEM

DECISION

This coming week I will set aside special times for sharing the gospel to someone

I am busy

I need to share the gospel to everyone

  • By taking all opportunities for sharing the gospel

  • By supporting God’s work financially

TRANSFER TRUTH

What changes do I need in my life?

Q

Let’s make the decision!


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ADAPTit!Teaching Approach

Effective for SMALL GROUPS

ASSOCIATE truth – Why should I study this lesson?DISCOVER truth – What does the Bible say about this truth?APPLY truth – How can this truth affect my life today?PLAN using the truth – How can I use this truth today?TRANSFER truth to life – What changes do I need in my life?

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