Evangelism the Home Fellowship/Bible Study Group way
by Ong Eng Boon
Evangelism in the form of home fellowship meeting/Bible study group way? You must be kidding! I am already so tied up with my work schedule, family commitment, games, recreation activities etc and I just don’t have the time for other things not to mention that I attended Friday evening bible class as well as Sunday morning bible class and worship service consistently and I make it a point to support other church organized activities …….so I really don’t have the time to commit myself to be in a home fellowship meeting/Bible Study Group.
But brethren, the church looks for people like YOU who I personally think can walk the extra mile to be in home fellowship group to continue to encourage others to come and join YOU. Likewise, we need YOU because YOU can and YOU will and YOU are ABLE to bring ….
ENERGY – your presence will be of great encouragement to the group and your singing, sharing, devotion will give the much needed energy to the group. YOU bring with YOU your talents, abilities and skills which can further energize the group. (Philippians 2:3,4)
ENTHUSIASM – your presence together with your family and friends whom you brought not only encourage all of us but also show the enthusiasm that is in you in wanting to share the Gospel of Christ to lost souls and I believed YOU realized the important and
seriousness of salvation in Christ (Acts 4:12) and what a joy to see your loved ones and friends not only finding a heavenly home but also direction in this present life through the sharing of the saving grace of God in a group meeting.
EFFORT – your presence shows that YOU have make a concerted effort to come and join the group. Trust me, it is a great effort in the beginning but if developed overtime, this will become a habit and you will find it effortless to come at the next appointed time for the group meeting (2 Cor.16:13). So, we need you to garner all your strength initially to make an effort to come because YOU want to come and join the group meetings .
But most of all, We want YOU to make TIME to come for the home fellowship meeting/Bible study groups of the church which currently are being held at the following locations:-
1. Kota Kemuning Home Fellowship Group.
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month. Time – 8pm
Address: Bro Eng Kim Leng’s home in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.
2. Bukit Kuda Home Fellowship Group
Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month. Time – 8pm
Address : Alternate between Dr Koay and Bro Yeow’s home in Bukit Kuda, Klang.
3. Setia Alam Outreach
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Time – 8pm
Address: 1-4-2, Jln Setia Prima RU13/R, Seku 13, Setia Alam 40170, Shah Alam (On top of CIMB Bank).
4. TTDI Outreach
Every Wednesday. Time – 5pm onwards
Address : Home of sister Nalini in Persiaran Zaaba, TTDI.
Brethren, our lives are governed by TIME. We always hear people mentioned TIME is precious, TIME is money, TIME will heal etc
Eccl 3:1-8 To everything there is a season, A TIME for every purpose under heaven: A TIME to be born, And a TIME to die; A TIME to plant, And a TIME to pluck what is planted; A TIME to kill, And a TIME to heal; A TIME to break down, And a TIME to build up; A TIME to weep, And a TIME to laugh; A TIME to mourn, And a TIME to dance; A TIME to cast away stones, And a TIME to gather stones; A TIME to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A TIME to gain, And a TIME to lose; A TIME to keep, And a TIME to throw away; A TIME to tear, And a TIME to sew; A TIME to keep silence, And a TIME to speak; A TIME to love, And a TIME to hate; A TIME of war, And a TIME of peace.
Is it TIME for you to join a home fellowship group meeting? Look at Colossians 4:5
“Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the TIME.”
A parallel text for Colossians 4:5 is found in Ephesians 5:15-17
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the TIME, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.”
We are not to waste our TIME – There is a danger to watch too much TV, play too much games etc. We do not redeem the TIME when we work too many hours to the neglect of church and family!
Think of all our Lord accomplished in just a little over three (3) years. Read the following passages in your bible.
Matt 4:23-25 “Now Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them. And great multitudes followed him- from Galilee, and from Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea, and beyond the Jordan.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of Him who sends me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”
Likewise, YOU and ME need to find TIME to continue labour for the Lord. WE know that our labour and effort will not be in vain (1 Cor. 15:58) for we are co-workers together with God (2 Cor. 6:1).
Brethren, TIME is a constraint to all of us, TIME is a scarce commodity as far as modern world is concerned, but we need to manage our precious TIME to do the will of God for one day , WE must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done , whether good or bad. (2 Cor 5:1)
Brethren, we want YOU to come and join the various home fellowship group meeting/Bible Study Group of the church at Kota Kemuning, Bukit Kuda, Setia Alam and joined yourself to any group which are most convenient to you in terms of LOCATION, TIME and BEST EFFORT. Please do not be indifferent towards the idea of Home Fellowship Group Meeting/Bible Study Group as many people had came to know and obeyed the truth through meeting of such nature YOU can make a difference in your lives in areas where YOU can and need to redeem the TIME by using your TIME wisely to evangelize the world (Mark 16:15).
Why not start with any of the group named above? We want YOU and your INVOLVEMENT!
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