We’ve had so people share their stories with us about how God is changing their lives!
This is an exciting time, because God is causing us to be alert & see the possibility of revival in our land.
Our Tues. evening class “Just Walk Across The Room”, lead by Pastor Jonnie, has been very encouraging! We have learned a lot about the need to get involved in the lives of others. Not to merely “convert” them, but to show them the true love of Jesus.
If you have ever said things like…
- I don’t know what to say to people
- I’m afraid I won’t know all the answers
- I don’t know how to start the conversation
- What if they reject me
Then you will love the simplistic methods that Pastor Bill Hybels shares in his book “Just Walk Across The Room.” He breaks things down into simple practical steps for us to live by.
- Simply be willing to walk into a person’s life
- Take the first step towards someone & be genuinely interested in them as a person
- Find out their story
- Share your story
- Continue to show the love of Jesus, be aware when the Holy Spirit prompts you to speak, and allow God to do the work in their lives
Last night, we learned the importance of getting familiar with your own story. So many times, people don’t know where to begin, so they begin “all the way” back at the beginning (of creation 😉 We learned how to prepare our story, so that it is concise, and to the point. After all, we may only have a moment or two with someone, and we want to leave them with hope.
Your story should consist of 3 elements:
- Before Jesus
How was your life before you met Jesus? Write down some adjectives to describe what your life was like.
What brought you to a relationship with Jesus?
- After Jesus
How has your life changed since you made Jesus the center of your life? In this part, you can also share something that He is still working on in your life.
Take these 3 elements that you have written down, and try to put them together into a brief (approx. 1 minute) story about how you came to Christ. Become very familiar with what you have written down, so that you will feel very comfortable sharing it with those you come in contact with.
Here’s what the bible has to say about being prepared to share our story.
1 Peter 3:15-16
And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way. NLT
I also like how the message bible says it…
Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.
Click here to see a preview of the book & some links to where you can pick up your own copy –
Just Walk Across The Room