they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and
conﬁrming the word with signs following. Amen “John 6:20
they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from
house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, … And
the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” Acts 2:46 –
cells equal a healthy mind and body. Most of the diseases plaguing the human
race are at the cellular level, especially degenerative or terminal ones. That
is the reason why in the world of science, research is being carried out in the
area of genetic and stem-cell.
of the strategies the early Church used to expand the work of the kingdom is
personal or one on one evangelism. Unfortunately, average modern-day believers
do not evangelize. Many have not led a soul to Christ all the years they have
been in the faith.
Lord Jesus Christ gave the Church the mandate of reproducing and multiplying
believers more than 2000 years ago. The early church understood the best
strategy of realizing this mandate by going everywhere, through the use of
every method as led by the Holy Spirit, to carry out this instruction.
went from house to house, city to city, in search of souls, raising disciples
and expanding the kingdom.
the 21st-century believers to make a profound impact in the lives of
unbelievers to win them to the Lord and to ground them in the faith, we need to
go back to the method the early Church used. We shall be examining identiﬁed
beneﬁts of personal evangelism and cell-groups:
Personalised Gospel Service: One on
one evangelism makes the soul winner know the deepest area of need of the soul.
Jesus caught Peter’s attention at sea frustrated for not finding a ﬁsh. Peter released
his boat and after got a miracle for him by catching ﬁshes, which led to his
abandoning everything to follow the Master. The woman at the well of Samaria
was won by the Lord Jesus through the prophetic word, exposing her past ugly
lives, and she eventually became an evangelist. One on one evangelism will help
us to connect with souls in their area of deepest needs.
Growth at a cellular level: Personal
evangelism will ensure steady, imperceptible growth of Christianity. People
will be fed spiritually and also be able to exercise their gifts in the service
of the kingdom.
of them may not be able to get a space for service in the big church but could
be an amazing choristers/soul winners in the house fellowship.
Missionary work is not a lousy work.
Getting into the enemy’s territory requires wisdom and strategy if you do not
want your work to be cut short before you even commence. There are some ﬁelds
that you enter as a spy, and we all know that spies don’t announce their
arrival! Otherwise, his life will be in jeopardy. For instance, most of the
Islamic nations forbid preaching of the Gospel by introducing Sharia law, and
the Lord Jesus said we should go into all the world. Who are we going to obey?
Jesus, of course, but we need a strategy. Approval will not be given to build
churches or gather in public places, but home cells will be the only option. In
Saudi Arabia, China, North Korea, etc., cell fellowships are the order of
Christian life and worship.
General Insecurity: The world is now
in a state of precarious danger. Islamic terrorism bombing identiﬁed places of
worship and inﬂicting wholesale destruction on worshippers will soon make
congregating in a single place a risky adventure. The Church is not the
building, but the “called out ones”. A time is coming that cell
groups will be the significant means of gathering together to worship God. The
Communists, political-correctness, radical Islam cannot stop the preaching of
the Gospel. Believers need just to grow and develop themselves to be able to
share the gospel on one on one basis.
Getting people saved could be the most natural thing to do, but getting souls
discipled is a painful process. Jesus spent most of His time with the twelve,
whom He was going to commit the baton of world evangelization into their hands.
Our goal is to disciple souls, and most of the discipleship work is done when
we break into cell groups. We need to tap into this strategy to grow men for
conclusion, Jesus laid the model for us to engage in personal evangelism; the
early apostles went from house to house sharing the gospel; we cannot aﬀord to
do less in our generation.