This past Sunday, we started a sermon series on Evangelism, and how it’s not scary nor offensive if done relationally. I promised in the sermon that I would share the guiding questions for a personal narrative in the Echo, and here they are:
1. What is it that drew you to Christ in the first place? Were you raised in the church, did you show up on a dare, did you get knocked down and blinded on the road to Damascus?
2. How have you participated in the resurrection of Jesus Christ? That is, how have you seen new life blossom and grow as you blossomed and grew in your relationship and discipleship to Jesus? What do you do now that you would not have done prior?
3. What keeps you coming back? Not only to Midway Hills, not even necessarily to the institutional church, but to the presence and power of God?
I think being able to answer those three questions are vital in telling the story of one’s faith. And I hope you’ll work at answering those questions if you haven’t already.
If you’d like help with that, or someone to listen to you, or if you just feel like telling your story to someone who’d love to hear it, drop me a line, as always.
This Sunday, we’ll be talking about sharing the story. This is where it gets trickier. Is a story a story if no one hears it? We’ll talk about ways to change over from being Welcoming to Inviting, to feeding people and being fed, and asking questions that don’t have to be answered. It’s going to be a good day. I look forward to seeing you then.