A highlight from Session 19 Evangelism
The visitation of evangelism is God's method. It's taught and practiced in the Bible. Capital letter A. New Testament examples, Luke 8 .1. I think it will be up here. It came to pass afterward that he went throughout every city and village preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God and the twelve were with him. Go to Luke 10 .1. Do you have that here? Go back to that one. I should have mentioned that. Luke 8 .1. After these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whether he himself would come. Visitation evangelism requires that. I like the idea of two by two, frankly. I do like that. So they had thirty -five teams of two each going out, sent to every city and place for the Lord. Then we'll note Luke 10, the next two verses, two and three. Therefore the Lord Jesus said unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. Go your ways, behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. So the message was, the harvest is great, I'm sending you out to reap the harvest, the laborers are few. You'll note the words, pray ye, comes before, go your ways. So we ought to pray and look to the Lord for that, for the blessing to come. How did they do it? Verse 19 says that the Lord said to them, Behold, I give unto you power. So he gives them the power to go. So there's pray first, go second, and God will give the power. We'll go to Acts, the fifth chapter, verses 40 and 42. To him they agreed, and when they had called the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple and in every house they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. So they went everywhere teaching and preaching. And he sent them forth and they did it in the temple and in every house they preached and taught Jesus Christ.