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Monday, December 24, 2012

When We Go . . . They Come!

By Ira North

    With a consistent visitation program your Sunday morning Bible school cannot fail to grow; without it you cannot succeed!
    It is just that simple. To grow in Sunday school attendance you should:
1. Visit every absentee—every week. 2. Visit all new comers that enroll the week they enroll. 3. Visit every week the visitor that comes to class.
     A church in a new community had 100 in Sunday school. They made a vow to visit every visitor, every new comer and every absentee. They met on Monday evening at 7:00 and had a short meeting in which they prayed, passed out the cards of the visitors, new comers and absentees of the day before (Sunday) and then went out to visit. Result—they went from 100 to 700 in Sunday school in three years.
    You may not achieve this phenomenal percentage, but brother you’ll be surprised at the result if you keep it up consistently, completely, and thoroughly for three years. WHEN WE GO—THEY COME!
     It is the responsibility of every Christian to visit. Another can no more do your visiting than he can do your praying, your Bible reading or your giving. Those on the left hand at the judgment bar of God shall receive the ringing condemnation— “ . . . Ye visited me not.”
     The great commission still says GO (Mark 16:15,16). We can never obey this divine command by staying. We need to go across the sea, and we also need to go across the street. Every Christian must be a going Christian.

- Ira North; via The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Calvert City Church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.  Lance Cordle preaches for the congregation.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com

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