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week 4

This is the third in our series from Bob & Mary.  We consider two different approaches to evangelism with passing and permanent people - Proclamation and Presence.

Scroll down for the teaching material.


No surprises here! Read again the two passages below, and let them be at the front of your mind as you watch the teaching.

Matthew 10:5-15 (The Message)

Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge: 

“Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.

“Don’t think you have to put on a fund-raising campaign before you start. You don’t need a lot of equipment. You are the equipment, and all you need to keep that going is three meals a day. Travel light.

“When you enter a town or village, don’t insist on staying in a luxury inn. Get a modest place with some modest people, and be content there until you leave.

“When you knock on a door, be courteous in your greeting. If they welcome you, be gentle in your conversation. If they don’t welcome you, quietly withdraw. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and be on your way. You can be sure that on Judgment Day they’ll be mighty sorry—but it’s no concern of yours now."

Luke 10:1-12 (NIV)

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road.

‘When you enter a house, first say, “Peace to this house.” If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. Stay there, eating and drinking whatever they give you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move around from house to house.

‘When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal those there who are ill and tell them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.” But when you enter a town and are not welcomed, go into its streets and say, “Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet as a warning to you. Yet be sure of this: the kingdom of God has come near.” I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.


Now watch the third session from Bob. 

If you'd like to view the PowerPoint presentation he refers to across all four sessions, click here. 

The Pairs of P's around the Key - Person of Peace


Once you've watched the video, you can either print out and use the Afterthought worksheet (link below) or, if you prefer to write in a journal/notebook, you can use the 'Afterthought questions' below. 

Bring your thoughts and new awareness to your Envoy meet-up.


Awareness. 1 minute.

What thoughts, feelings or attitudes are floating around in my head after listening to the teaching? You will probably have between 4-7 active thoughts right now.

Attention. 4 minutes.

Pick one thought to pay more attention to. Journal everything that comes into your head, even random stuff as you focus on it. Use the ‘how to’ guide if you need help to understand.

Amend. 1 minute.

Read all you’ve written after praying for the Holy Spirit to amend your thoughts, attitudes or feelings. Now amend, add or remove anything you become aware of.

Apply. 1 minute.

(PART 1. My new awareness)

What is your takeaway thought? The gold from all your reflecting on the teaching.

Record what thoughts, feelings or attitudes are floating around your head after listening to the podcast. Record these very simply as bullet points and take no more than 1 minute to do this. A healthy brain holds between 4 and 7 dominant thoughts at any given time. So what 4 - 7 thoughts are you aware of as a result of what you have heard?
Pick one of your 4 - 7 thoughts that you want to give more attention to and begin to journal. Some questions that you might want to use to kick start the process could be, Why this thought, what is it there for? Is it part of a bigger network of thoughts, experiences or conversations I’ve had in the past or recently? What emotions are attached to it? A really challenging pair of questions might be, If I pursue this to its conclusion what will it cost me/What will its gain be? Take no more than 4 minutes. The brain can do a lot more in 4 minutes than we would give it credit for.
Read over what you have written. Ask the Holy Spirit if anything needs to be amended, added or removed (after all, his thoughts are not our thoughts). Write this down. Take no more than 1 minute for this.
Part 1. The first part is awareness. Not the one you started with but your new one now that you’ve examined it a bit more. Think of it as a conclusion or perhaps the bit of gold or pearl that you’ve uncovered after all the digging around. Its your takeaway from this week's teaching. Write down in a sentence what you’ve become aware of. Again, no more than 1 minute is needed.  This is what you should bring along to your Envoy meet up.
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