June 19, 2010

The Harvest Is Plentiful, a personal work self questionnaire

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:00 am by kdkelly

“Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:2) Jesus spoke these words to the 70 disciples as he sent them out on what has been called the limited commission. In John 4:35 Jesus said to his disciples, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” Ardie used these scriptures as a basis for a lesson on personal work that challenged us all. This week’s bulletin provides you with a Personal Work Self Questionnaire from that lesson.

VISITORS

  • Did I attempt to meet and welcome each visitor?
  • Did I invite anyone to dinner to get to know them better, especially those of the community?
  • Did I call or write notes to thank them for coming and to encourage their return, especially those of the community?
  • Did I visit any of them?

WEAK OR DISCOURAGED MEMBERS

  • How many have I called?
  • How many have I visited?
  • How many have I invited into my home or out to dinner to get to know them better?
  • How many have I tried to help overcome their obstacles, fears, or doubts?

THE LOST

  • How many of my family members did I talk to about the Bible?
  • How many of my family members did I invite to services?
  • How many of my family did I show special concern for?
  • How many of my friends or acquaintances did I talk with about their souls’ needs?
  • How many of my friends or acquaintances who are struggling with the trials of life did I try to assist or encourage?

Paul wrote to the Galatians, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:1-10 )

Use the list to help stay focused on what God would have us to do. Let us plant and water. He will give the increase (1 Corinthians 3:6)

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