Report on Bible Study
I have never started a neighborhood bible study before. I have had the privilege of starting them within the confines of an existing fellowship or they were already in existence and I was appointed the teacher or leader. This is an interesting experience dealing with non-believers and “believers” who are not part of a fellowship already.
I wanted an evangelistic study in order to share Christ and see folks come to the saving knowledge of Jesus and submit to discipleship. As I said this is different for me, normally believers are already use to setting time aside and when they make a commitment they keep that commitment.
I have blogged for six weeks about this study, posted it on Facebook a number of times, enlisted you guys to pray, and passed out flyers on a number of streets in our neighborhood. I have prayed often and hard.
Tonight the first study arrived and one by one my “neighbors” had other things to do. Some had guests from out of town who didn’t want to go, others didn’t have time, etc. So tonight it was my wife and myself.
I have four who did promise next Sunday evening, so I am going to get excited about next Sunday. I am fighting disappointment but God is sovereign and His perfect will was worked out as He saw fit.
The enemy is at work and I will just keep after his disciples until Christ chooses to make them His disciples! Thank you for your prayers.