The Power of Story

Thanks to Jenna, our technology woman, the message from Sunday is now available by podcast. It’s called “The Power of Story” and is the third part in our series “Just Walk Across the Room.” Pastor Daryl shared with us the previous week about listening to other people tell their story. In this message, I gave some guidelines to help you share your story. You can download the podcast here.

Below I’m copying & pasting the insert from the worship guide, in case you’re interested in being intentional about sharing your own story. (It’s a Word document, so hopefully it’ll look right on your screen.)

Writing down your answers to the following questions can help you share your story about becoming a follower of Jesus Christ. These questions are only a guide. Try to summarize your answers for each section clearly in a minute or less. Then get together with a Christian friend and swap stories. See if you can tell your story in three minutes or less.

(1) Share about your life before you started following Jesus.

  • What were you like?
  • What was your life like?
  • What kinds of problems and struggles did you have?
  • What was missing in your life?
  • What was your attitude like?

(2) Share about how you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

  • How did you hear about Jesus?
  • Did someone help you with your decision to receive Jesus?
  • What were the circumstances surrounding your decision?
  • What obstacles to belief did you overcome? How did you overcome them?
  • Did you say a prayer? If so, what did you say?
  • What steps did you follow in asking for forgiveness and committing your life to Christ?

(3) Share about how your life is different since you received Jesus.

  • How are you different as a person?
  • How is your daily life different?
  • What problems has God helped you solve?
  • What benefits of following Christ do you enjoy most?
  • How have your circumstances changed?
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