And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen. (Matthew 28:18-20)
The most important people on our medical mission teams are those who bring good news. Our Bible teachers bring hope. Healing of the body is important, but, even when done compassionately, is merely temporary. To provide healing to the soul has eternal consequences.
How beautiful ... are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation... (Isaiah 52:7)
Many who join our medical mission teams as personal workers have years of experience with teaching the simple, basic Gospel. For those who do, we encourage you to use whatever method that you have found to be successful for one-on-one Bible study. If you are comfortable with a particular Bible study which brings one to an understanding of the Good News of Jesus Christ, we do not expect you to learn a new approach.
The basic principles of the Gospel message can generally be taught in an hour or less, by a Bible teacher of average intelligence to anyone of average intelligence who wishes to learn, in such a way that the Bible student can come to an understanding of the significance of Jesus' death on the Cross.
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, ... that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Practically everyone who comes to Guyana for the first time with one of our teams is anxious about what they will teach. We have found this to be natural for Christians who want to do their best during the few days they are in the mission field. You should not be embarrassed if you are frightened by this task. But please do not let your fear prevent you from sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
If you need to sit and observe someone teach the Bible one-on-one, you will find no better opportunity than on your first day at the clinic in Guyana. We have found that most first-timers can teach on their own after just a time or two of listening to how a more experienced Bible teacher presents the simple message about the love our God demonstrated through His Son.
For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. (1 Corinthians 2:2)
Many personal workers have discovered that the message in the booklet, "God's Gift To Man," is very effective at our clinics to share with patients while they are waiting to see a doctor. To prepare yourself to teach the Gospel, we encourage you to study this booklet till you have it memorized. We have made it available on the Web in its entirety for your convenience.
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:15-16)
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