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Title: Offering suggestions for young men so they can better serve in the assembly of the local church of Christ


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that the church may receive edifying.
Offering suggestions for young men so they can
better serve in the assembly of the local church
of Christ
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  • An opening observation
  • Notice the teaching in 1 Cor 14
  • Context the use/practice of spiritual gifts
    possessed by the Corinthians, especially in their
    public worship assemblies
  • Use of spiritual gift was to edify the
    church vv. 5, 26, 40

OUR THEME
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  • General Introduction
  • What is required for this class?
  • Faithful living for Christ
  • Hypocrisy is not to be found in Christians Mt
    75 Rom 21, 3 1 Pet 21-3
  • Trying to improve how we worship God publicly is
    a waste of time if we are not privately committed
    to Him cp. Titus 116

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  • General Introduction
  • What is required for this class?
  • A real desire for self-improvement
  • If we decide to show up just because we think
    the elders want us here or we think everyone else
    (our friends) will come, we wont improve
  • In almost every endeavor, if one WANTS to bad
    enough, he CAN

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  • General Introduction
  • What is required for this class?
  • An honest effort from a true heart
  • At first, the unknown or new is uncomfortable
  • Yet, after time and practice, the uncomfortable
    becomes comfortable
  • We will help in this way by doing drills/practice
  • Adopt the motto Ù Ill try my best!

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  • General Introduction
  • Topics well cover in this class
  • Public reading of the word of God
  • Public prayers
  • Talks when presiding over the Lords Supper
  • Extending the invitation on Wednesday

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • More than just something we do after
    Bible class on Wednesdays
  • The focal point of our assembly
  • An opportunity for someone to obey the Lord
    anything more noble than that??
  • The Lord invites cp. Mt 1128-30
  • You are standing in His stead, on His behalf

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Important things to remember
  • Purpose for the invitation
  • A chance to encourage others to get themselves
    right with God
  • This calls for moral purity in the speakerwhy
    would I encourage others to be what I am not
    myself?

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Important things to remember
  • Purpose for the invitation
  • It is not a time to be cute or daring with some
    new approach
  • The gospels message is an old one If its
    newits not true If its trueits not new.

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Important things to remember
  • Purpose for the invitation
  • It is not a time to be cute or daring with some
    new approach
  • There is nothing wrong with reminding brethren of
    things they already know 2 Pet 112-13

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Important things to remember
  • Nature of what is being presented
  • Not a full-blown sermon (30-40 minutes)
  • Should be concise, to the point
  • Pick out 1 main thought youd like the audience
    to leave thinking about
  • Good invitations can be 5-10 minutes long

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Important things to remember
  • Basics of effective public speaking
  • Speak to be heard (volume, clarity, etc.)
  • Speak to be understood (dont ramble, dont use
    jargon, enunciate properly, etc.)
  • Proper appearance (be ready for others to see
    you)

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Important things to remember
  • Be ready to receive anyone who responds
  • Many offer good invitations and then do not stand
    at the front to receive anyone
  • How uninviting is that?
  • Are we afraid someone might walk down to the
    front in response to what has been said?

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Different ways to invite
  • Explain some text of Scripture
  • Remember, not anything too lengthy
  • Select a short text, making 2-3 short points
  • Try to help the assembly know what the passage is
    teaching, its benefit for them (practical,
    usable information, not just academics)

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John 316
What did God do?
For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish, but have eternal life.
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John 316
For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish, but have eternal life.
What action did this prompt in Him?
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John 316
For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish, but have eternal life.
What should be mans response?
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John 316
For God so loved the world, that He gave His
only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
should not perish, but have eternal life.
What benefit do we receive?
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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Different ways to invite
  • Use of some current event in the news
  • Everyone has heard the news of the day
  • Something brief, then making valid spiritual
    application(s)
  • A very effective method, since the gospel of
    Christ is relevant to everyday living

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Different ways to invite
  • Use of some current event in the news
  • Some examples
  • When the Space Shuttle exploded Ù brevity of
    life Jas 414
  • O.J. Simpson case Ù none will escape the final
    judgment 2 Cor 510

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Different ways to invite
  • Encouraging godly behavior rebuking sinful
    conduct
  • Teaching the gospel involves both exhorting and
    rebuking 2 Tim 42 Titus 215
  • Look for commendable qualities in others exhort
    them to continue
  • Faithful attendance, being busy in the kingdom

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Different ways to invite
  • Encouraging godly behavior rebuking sinful
    conduct
  • Be aware of sinful behaviorrebuke them towards
    repentance
  • Failure to properly assemble, living too much
    like the world

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Some closing thoughts
  • Whether in a full-length sermon or a short
    invitation, the speaker in an assembly is acting
    as a messenger of the Lord, His word
  • He is doing more than just talking
  • He is not just making a formal presentation
  • He is leading others in a study of the Scripture

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Some closing thoughts
  • When we invite someone to our home, we take it
    very seriously
  • We really want them to know our desire to have
    them join us for some important event
  • How much more serious is it to invite others to
    obey the gospel, repent forsake sin?

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  • Extending The Invitation
  • Some closing thoughts
  • The lesson (whether long or short), how it is
    presented, will go a long way toward encouraging
    a response in those who hear us

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