Introduction - Just Be A Friend.Out Reach Groups

Just Be A Friend.Out Reach Groups

Just Be A Friend.Out Reach Groups - A web site dedicated to providing Evangelism & Discipleship helps to local churches to encourage their congregations to get out into their communities to share Christ wherever the need.

Matthew 28:18-20, “18 And having come to them Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Has been given to Me all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Going therefore disciple all the nations, baptizing them to the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you. And lo, I with you am all the days until the completion of the age. Amen.” (Today’s Parallel Greek-English New Testament, Dr. George Berry)

The Great Commission, Matthew 28:18 - 20, is the New Testament Church’s Call to Service and to Faithfulness. I pray you find encouragement in the Lord for yourself and your church for increased evangelism and discipleship in these following pages.

Several truths will be shared throughout this journey of “Just Be A Friend.Out Reach Groups”. This material will be concise and brief and to the point. It’s purpose is to get a church’s congregation out into the community to just be a friend to others in Jesus’ Name through small outreach groups. The first four truths about justbeafriend.org deal with the Biblical foundations of being willing to do whatever it takes. Only by thinking this way will we be willing to host or lead a small outreach group in our church’s community or wherever God wants us to do it. It is extremely important to realize that this is not a campaign. Campaigns are good in that they cause us to carry out and practice what we should be doing and need to be doing for the sake of the Great Commission. But they are literally close dated/ close ended. The hope is that the things learned and practiced will become a part of our church’s daily walk. But they don’t. What we do with a campaign and/or justbeafriend.org is realized even much more as a success for the Glory of God and His Kingdom’s Work as we make these truths a daily practice of our church’s daily walk 365 days a year every year. This emphasis has to come from the top down. From the pastor to the congregation. It is a process of progressive pragmatic practice. In other words, simply being obedient to the Word. References with page numbers citing (S & N CPM) refers to the International Centre for Excellence in Leadership (ICEL) course titled, “Stimulating and Nurturing Church Planting Movements”.

 1 Timothy 2:3-4 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

 2 Chronicles 7:14 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

 Matthew 28:19-20 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

 Acts 1:8 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

 John 8:36 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.”

 Matthew 12:29-30 "29 Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. 30 He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.”

 John 1:35-42 The First Disciples - "Operation Andrew”
35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”

 2 Corinthians 9:6 “6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” 

 The ninth truth, “Plan of Salvation”, gives emphasis to the need for everyone to be prepared to share a plan of salvation to anyone with whom the Holy Spirit is leading you to witness God’s saving grace through Jesus Christ.

 1. Describe your life before you truly accepted Jesus. (Your problems, life style, religious practices, etc.) 

Remember this statement? “It’s purpose is to get  a church’s congregation out into the community to just be a friend

 What does the BOX represent? 1. The way we have always done it before. 2. Tradition. 3. The four walls of the physical church building. 4. The property lines of the physical church location. 5. Limitations.

 1. INDUCTIVE – This form of Bible Study is given below in today’s study of 1 Thess. 5:16 – 18. This can be a group study but it is also a good individual private study.

 Philippians 1:3-6 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now,

 The beginning of a growth movement of the Church through community Out Reach Groups begins with praying, talking and thinking about what God wants you to do with respect to where, with whom and to what extent.

2 Timothy 3:16, “all Scripture is God-breathed, and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness”

This page begins a new section of simple and brief Bible studies dealing with the doctrine of salvation. The underlined/bold words are to call attention to the teachings of these words with a brief commentary below.

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