ANALISIS TUJUAN JAMUAN MAKAN BERSAMA SEBAGAI SUATU METODE PENGINJILAN BERDASARKAN KISAH PARA RASUL 2:46 DI JEMAAT PAKUSARAKAN CIMAHI BANDUNG

Authors

  • Bistok Hasibuan Universitas Advent Indonesia
  • Stimson Hutagalung Universitas Advent Indonesia

https://doi.org/10.35974/koinonia.v8i1.2266

Abstract

In this study, the author examines with a title is Analysis of the Purpose of Eating
Together as a Method of Evangelism Based on Acts 2:46 at Pakusarakan SDA
Church, Cimahi, Bandung. This research is conducted to know whether the purpose
of eating together can be used as a method of evangelism or not? The Researcher had
distributed the list of questionnaires to 30 persons of the church member with 25
statements are taken from the opinions of experts.
Problem identification in this study is based on four indicators of questions
namely: first, how about the purposes of eating in the Bible?; second, how the
purposes of eating together in the early church?; third, how the connection in the
service of the need for physical and the need for spiritual and what consequences if
avoid both of them in evangelism services?
Based on observation through literature books, there are four indicators that the author
offers namely: first, the purpose of eating in the Old Testament explained as eating
for hospitality, eating is a sign of friendship, eating is an honor. The second
indicators are about the purpose of eating in the New Testament explained as eating is
an honorary, eating is a sign of fellowship, eating is part of holistic services, eating is
an instrument of reach in, eating is an instrument of reach out.
The third indicators are the purpose of eating together in the early Church namely
eating together is to build up brotherly love, eating is as a sign of kindness of the
heart, eating is to honor the quest, eating is to tighten or to maintain the fellowship,
eating is to help the needy, eating is to remember the sacrifice and the death of Jesus.
The fourth indicators are about the connection in the service of the need for physical and
the need for spiritual and what consequences if avoid both of them in evangelism
services.
This study is divided into two parts namely theoretical research and field research.
The theory research about the purpose of eating in the Old Testament, the author found
that eating is for hospitality; eating is a sign of friendship; eating is a sign of virtue.
Then the theory research about eating in the New Testament, the author found that eating
is an honor, eating is a sign of fellowship; eating is part of holistic services, eating is a
tool to reach in and eating is a tool to reach out. The last theory of this study is about
connection in the service of physical needs and spiritual needs. The author concluded that
the physical and spiritual needs are two types of needs that are connected to one another.
Thus the service of physical needs and spiritual needs can not be ignored in
evangelism service.
The Research through questionnaires distributed, authors obtained the following data:

1. For the questionnaires were distributed about the purpose of eating in the Old
Testament, the authors noticed that 30 respondents have a good answer.
2. For the questionnaires about statement of the purpose of eating in the New
Testament, the authors noticed that 30 respondents also have a good answer.
3. For the questionnaires on the purpose of eating together in the early church, 30
respondents have a good answer.
4. For the questionnaires about the connection in the service of the need for physical
and the need for spiritual, 30 participators also have a good answer.
Thus the results of 30 respondents answer Pakusarakan church of all the
statements from each indicator are offered, the authors concluded that all the
respondents have a very positive answer that the answer category is strongly agree
and agree.

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2016-06-30

How to Cite

Hasibuan, B., & Hutagalung, S. (2016). ANALISIS TUJUAN JAMUAN MAKAN BERSAMA SEBAGAI SUATU METODE PENGINJILAN BERDASARKAN KISAH PARA RASUL 2:46 DI JEMAAT PAKUSARAKAN CIMAHI BANDUNG. Koinonia Journal, 8(1), 95-120. https://doi.org/10.35974/koinonia.v8i1.2266

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