Personal Outreach: Lesson 1
 
By: Brent High

Starter discussion questions

  • What will you want to have accomplished in 10 years?
  • What goals have you set for yourself for the next 10 years?
  • What do you want the epitaph on your tombstone to read?
  • What do you want the scene at your funeral to be?
  • Seeing the end picture of your funeral/epitaph, how does that change the way you think about your goals for the next 10 years?

    "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:19-21

    THANK YOU BY RAY BOLTZ - play CD of song

    URGENCY

    “He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” – Mark 16:15-16

    “You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” – Luke 12:40

    11Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he had done. 14Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. 15If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. – Revelation 20:11-15

    19"There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
    22"The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. 23In hell,[1] where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 24So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'
    25"But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. 26And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'
    27"He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, 28for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
    29"Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'
    30" 'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'
    31"He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' " – Luke 16:19-31


    Charlie Peace going to be executed would’ve “crawled across the country on broken glass” to keep people from going to hell

  • Before you talk to men about God, talk to God about men.
  • Prayer is essential. Learn to pray the B.B.O. prayer every day.
  • Pray for a Burden for souls, Boldness to share, and the Opportunities to share.
  • God is the lumberjack. We are the axe.
  • Involve others in your plans. Accountability, interest, and prayer work wonders!

    DOTS - Take a small sticker and put it on your watch, cell phone or somewhere where you're going to see it often. Each time you notice it, say a prayer for the person you're asking God to reach.

  • Will we have bullets left in our chamber that we should have fired?
  • Will there be money in our pockets we should have spent?
  • How can we have no regrets?

    SCHINDLER’S LIST CLIP - Play clip at end of the war where he's about to leave in the car. He says, "I could've got one more." Compare his burden for the Jews to what our burden for the eternal lives of people should be.