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A PUBLICATION OF JUBILEE BAPTIST CHURCH
Special Pictorial Edition
Issues 2-3 September 2010
II n Luke 4:18, God gives us a charge He anoints and empowers us to go out and share His word with a lost world. You can start at home, on your job, at school or wherever the opportunity presents itself. God wants us to share with others that there is a better way of living; there is healing and deliverance from any situation;
there is peace that surpasses all understanding. These are just a few of Gods awesome bless-
ings he gives us if we trust and believe in Him.
In our last issue, Pastor Byrd explained The Great
Commission (Ref. Mark 16:15-16). In this issue,
Pastor Byrd will speak on Evangelism and the various
evangelistic methods. To recap, to evangelize someone
is to give them the good news that they do not have to
suffer the final consequences of sin. If they believe that
Jesus died, buried and rose again, they will be saved
from sins eternal results. Now, that is good news and all
the more imperative to share with others that Jesus is the only way. We are all in need of
salvation and salvation is only found in Jesus (John 3:16, 18), (Acts 4:10, 12).
Evangelism is a requirement, not a request. We are not limited as to who we can evangelize
to. We just need to take the first step and God will be with us every step of the way.
In His Will,
L Shawn Sandifer
With Lifted Hands Evangelism A Requirement
Not A Request
Shepherds Share Evangelism
Spiritual Scavenger Hunt
Community Wide Job Fair
Family & Friends Day
Women of Worth Womens Retreat
Men of Standard Praise to Fathers
Gospel Flava / On the Net
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the
poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
With Lifted Hands
Evangelism A Requirement Not a Request
EE vangelism is a cardinal instruction given to the church by Jesus Himself. It is the sine quo non of the church. Evangelism is an indispensable element in the life of the church, both local and universal. But, allow me to be a realist. Even though the great
commission presents evangelism as crucial, and of necessity; it does not mean evangelism is
practiced by every church. In fact, churches typically practice church transfer vs. the great
commissions idea of evangelism. The term church transfer means that the philosophy of
ministry of church A is to do church in such fashion that it will attract congregants from church B, C and D to
church A; therefore growing in number without any evangelism or discipleship whatsoever. In being fair and honest,
all churches practice some form of church transfer. The appeal may not be to necessarily attract from other churches,
but to be appealing to anyone, including their own members. The great danger of the philosophy of church transferism
is that it works. Even if it is used just to produce numbers without any regard for evangelism. When this happens a
church just swells and swelling as such is unhealthy. Its like one growing 1 or 2 inches from proper nutrition, verses
one growing 1 or 2 inches from a knot that resulted from bumping the top of your head. That knot is unhealthy growth.
There are a large number of Christians that are uncomfortable evangelizing. There fear is a lack of knowledge, fear of
people, being poor conversationalist, etc. What they may not realize is that there are various evangelistic methods. When
you examine 21st century evangelism I can think of approximately 5 types. First, there's personal evangelism. This is an
individual effort to share the gospel with those believed to be in need of the gospel. Second, there is mass evangelism.
This is typically preaching the gospel open air to large crowds. Third, is an evangelistic sermon. A pastor may inform a
congregation that on a particular Sunday of the month there will always be a clear evangelistic sermon. Forth type is
door-to-door. This method is done by canvassing the neighborhood with literature, and leaving it on each door step. And,
the fifth one is my favorite; friendship evangelism. This occurs when an individual focuses on a friend or family member.
I have listed only five evangelistic methods. There are more. Allow me to say each type has its limitations. But, if a
Christian is sincere about being obedient to the great commission, he or she can find an evangelistic type that's within
their comfort zone.
Shepherds ShareShepherds Share
Pastor John L. Byrd
1. I conversed with Epicurean and Stoic philosophers who took me to Areopagus to
proclaim AN UNKNOWN GOD to the Athenians.
2. In the 600th year of my life I preached repentance to the ungodly to avoid being
drowned in judgment.
3. I was a priest and prophet who proclaimed fourteen messages to the people of
Judah to repent and turn back to the LORD.
4. I am not the Christ, nor am I Elijah, nor The Prophet. I am A VOICE OF ONE CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS.
Answers from Issue 1:
Jonah ~ Chapter 1-3
By Rev. Terrance Perkins
New Saints New Saints New in Christ, Recommitments and Baptisms Jubilee continues to experience growth, Praise God! Below are a few pictures of our new members.
Dakkhara McBee Veronica Davison Cirsten Nunn Leasia Turner
Thomas Scruggs, Jr. Runna Scruggs Tylor Scurggs Thomas Scruggs, Sr. Taylor Scruggs
LaShawn Griffin Darryl Mitchell KeShawn Baker Chaunte' Nunn TSiah Miles
Samuel & Rosa Townsend
Quettely Lewis Daughter: Dayna
Keith & Marine Nelson
(Daughter: Marine Nelson (not pictured) Anthony & Carlonda Cockrell
(Children: Jamela, Janese, Jazmin)
Tanja Washington (Children:
Tatyana , Terrell Jakob (TJ)
Welcome to the family!Welcome to the family!
Eddie Glover, Jr.
Patricia Ann Ingram
Chaunte' Nunn, Jr.
Charles Ratley, Sr.
Thomas Scruggs, Jr.
Mark Simms, III
Terrell Jakob (TJ) Washington
NEW MEMBERS Please join New Members Class
that runs continuously. Subjects covered includes:
5. Christian Growth
Sundays at 9 AM in Room 106
Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and
of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am
with you always, to the very end of the age.
A public confession of our faith.
Senior MinistrySenior Ministry By Loni Forrester
E vangelism Proclaiming the Good News, Gospel, written accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
The key message of the Good News is that God
offers a new life and forgiveness through Jesus Christ,
specifically the coming Kingdom of God.
In giving the Great Commission to the apostles,
Jesus commanded them to Go therefore and make
disciples of all the nations, teaching them to observe
all things I have commanded you (Matthews 28:19-
20). The Lord has commanded us to teach His word to
the lost so that they can be saved. The New Testament
urges believers to speak the gospel clearly, fearlessly,
graciously and respectfully whenever an opportunity
We are trying to fulfill Gods co