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Acts 6:4

"But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word."



1 Timothy 4:6-16

" If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." 1 Tim 4:6-16 (KJV)

"But I Don't Have The Gift Of Evangelism!" By Ray Kane

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Saying you don't have the gift of evangelism as a way of avoiding responsibility for sharing your faith is equivalent to saying:

1. I don't have the gift of caring about the souls of other people.
2. I don't have the gift of appreciation for what my Savior did for me.
3. I don't have the gift of obedience to Christ's commands to preach the gospel and make disciples.
4. I don't have the gift of getting out of my comfort zone to tell people that Jesus is the only way to Heaven.
5. I don't have the gift of storing treasure in Heaven.
6. I don't have the gift of doing what all true believers should want to do.
7. I can't share a gospel that I don't appreciate because I don't possess it myself.
8. I won't share a gospel that I don't see the dire need for, since the salvation I have is not real.
9. I won't point people to Christ or warn them about hell because I am more concerned about what people will think of me than about what God thinks of me.
10. I think evangelism is only for pastors and professional evangelists, and I am neither of those two classes of people and I love having that excuse because I am really a false convert who has no allegiance to the Lamb Of God.

Thanks to Ray Kane at www.comingintheclouds.org
A very good evangelism and witnessing web site.


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