The First Century Church In Witnessing (Bible Study)

Text: 1 John 1:1-3


The words of Jesus in Matthew 19:8b where He said, “But it was not this way from the beginning,” brings us to the consciousness of the importance of living or operating, based on the original intention of God. As we look at the early church in the light of witnessing, the study will reveal whether the church of today is on course in line with the original intention of God.

Questions for Discussion

1) What do you understand by witnessing from these scriptures? 1 John 1:1-3, John 4:28-30, Acts 2:38-42

2) How did the early church engage in witnessing as shown in the scriptures? Acts 2:46-47, Acts 8:26-29, Acts 9:36

3) Identify the unique characteristics of the early church’s witnessing and how they can be applied today. Acts 2:42-45, Acts 5:12-16, 2 Corinthians 4:5a

4) According to the scriptures, what inspired the early church in witnessing? 2 Corinthians 5:14-15, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8

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The below questions will be discussed during our Midweek Miracle Hour Service on Wednesday, 13th May 2015. Time is 5:30pm.

5) What were the challenges encountered by the 1st century church and how did they overcome them? Acts 5:14-20, 1 John 4:1-3, 2 Corinthians 11:23-29

6) Do we in the church today have reasons to do better than the early church in witnessing? John 14:12, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 6:9-12

7) Do you have an experience of Jesus that you can be a witness of? If yes, has this experience impacted you to affect others as seen in the early church?


“Christians wake, no longer sleep, shall we rest while others sleep?… (SS&S 748). The Master’s work requires urgency.

Memory verse:

Romans 1:16 (KJV) – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes, first for the Jew, then for the Gentile.”



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