APRIL 3, 2016 WEEKLY

THANK YOU NOTE

Thank you for all the prayers. Please add to them my brother, Erwin McElroy, of Warton, AR. He has colon cancer and will see the surgeon on Monday to set up his surgery in Little Rock.  In Christian love, Donna & Bobby F

VISITING FOR THE MASTER                       

VISITATION PROGRAM Team #1 (leaders: Joe & Teri Winnett) will meet on  Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.

human-footprints_318-46627BEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES

Recently our missionaries in Cambodia, Dennis and Sharon Welch encouraged the elders and any other interested brethren to read the book “We Are Not The Hero” by Jean Johnson, to get a better understanding of the true making of disciples of all nations.  What follows is from that book. Consider it to evaluate the evangelism as you know it and pray for all involved in evangelism (and that’s all of us). For the elders, Ken D.

The Test of Any Work

Are those who have followed us to Christ now leading others to Him and teaching them to make disciples like ourselves?  Note, it is not enough to rescue the perishing, though this is imperative, nor is it sufficient to build up newborn babes in the faith of Christ, although this too is necessary if the first fruit is to endure; in fact, it is not sufficient just to get them out winning souls, as commendable as this work may be. What really counts in the ultimate perpetuation of our work is the faithfulness with which our converts go out and make leaders out of their converts, not simply more followers….

The test of any work of evangelism thus is not what is seen at the moment, or in the conference report, but in the effectiveness with which the work continues in the next generation.  Similarly the criteria on which a church should measure its success is not how many new names are added to the roll nor how much the budget is increased, but rather how many Christians are actively winning souls and training them to win the multitudes.

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