August 19, 2001
Volume 11, Number 33


I recently came across the acrostic for this word, Evangelism. I found it not only interesting and accurate, but a good reminder as well. I added some Scripture references to the acrostic to help us consider the word "Evangelism" and some of those things for which it stands.

Evangelism is Every member active. "They therefore that were scattered abroad, went about preaching the word" (Acts 8:4). This was written regarding "the church in Jerusalem" (Acts 8:1).

Evangelism is Visitation practiced. "I was sick, and ye visited me" (Matthew 25:36). This is a necessary part of helping to keep the saved, saved.

Evangelism is Absentees contacted regularly. "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in any trespass, ye who are spiritual, restore such an one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted" (Galatians 6:1). Let us not wait until a member is back into the world before we wonder where that one is.

Evangelism is New members involved. "As newborn babes, long for the spiritual milk which is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation" (1 Peter 2:2).

Evangelism is Giving. "But first they gave their own selves to the Lord" (2 Corinthians 8:5), then they "gave of their own accord" (2 Corinthians 8:3). This avenue of worship (1 Corinthians 16:1-2) reflects our own conversion and will supply the means to convert others.

Evangelism is Everyone in class. "whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ" (Colossians 1:28). In this way, we can "grow in grace and knowledge" (2 Peter 3:18).

Evangelism is Lost people being saved. "To the weak I became weak, that I might gain the weak: I am become all things to all men, that I may by all means save some" (1 Corinthians 9:22). Whatever it takes, within the will of God, let us do with our might!

Evangelism is Increase. "and believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of them and women" (Acts 5:14). Let us therefore plant the seed of the kingdom (Luke 8:11) that God may give the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6).

Evangelism is high Standard. "Seek the things that are above...set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth" (Colossians 3:1,2).

Evangelism is Missions. "Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations...preach the gospel to the whole creation" (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:15). Let us continue to be, and increase in EVANGELISM!

Robin Haley

Brain Teaser

There are the names of 16 books of the Bible in this paragraph. See how many you can find ...

I once made a remark about the hidden books of the Bible. It was a lulu; kept people looking so hard for facts and for others it was a revelation. Some were in a jam, especially since the names of the books were not capitalized. But the truth finally struck home to numbers of our readers. To others it was a real job. We want it to be a most fascinating few moments for you. Yes, there will be some really easy ones to spot. Others may require judges to help them. I will quickly admit it usually takes a minister to find one of them, and there will be loud lamentations when it is found. A little lady says she brews a cup of tea so that she can concentrate better. See how well you can compete. Relax now, for there really are sixteen names of books of the Bible in this paragraph.

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Annual Bible Reading Program

This week’s Bible readings are:

Sunday, 19th: ... John 4:1-26, 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:7, Zechariah 4
Monday, 20th: ... John 4:27-42, 1 Chronicles 16:8-43, Zechariah 5
Tuesday, 21st: ... John 4:43-54, 1 Chronicles 17, Zechariah 6
Wednesday, 22nd: ... John 5:1-18, 1 Chronicles 18-19, Zechariah 7
Thursday, 23rd: ... John 5:19-47, 1 Chronicles 20:1-22:1, Zechariah 8
Friday, 24th: ... John 6:1-24, 1 Chronicles 22:2-23:1, Zechariah 9
Saturday, 25th: ... John 6:25-59, 1 Chronicles 24, Zechariah 10

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Sunday’s Lessons:

AM ... "The Great Commission and You" (1 Thessalonians 1:8)
PM ...
"The Life and Times of David - #1" (1 Samuel 15:13-28)

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