In Touch May 14, 2010
Posted on May 14, 2010 by under Touché,

 What’s Your Story?

 We are coming to the end of our conversion series. It has been great for all of us to hear the stories of Jenna, Adam, Pat, Jon, and Tina.  Shelley Keane will share her story on Sunday and I am hoping for a couple of stories by new members the next Sunday, as we receive a large group of people into membership at HRC.  Tina Smith said something that was profound last Sunday.  She said that at first she did not think that she has much of a story to share, but then she thought that it was arrogant to think that God’s story with her was not worth sharing.  She then went on  to tell an amazing story.    We all have a story to share about how God has touched our lives.  Some of us may be in the first chapter of that story, for others we may be in the fourth edition and barely remember the opening prologue.  I wonder, when was the last time that you shared your story?  I wonder what you would say if I asked you to stand and share on a Sunday.

In our evangelism training our assignment for the coming week is to share our story together.  I am looking forward to it because it always reminds me why I do what I do and why the local church is the hope of the world.  People’s lives are transformed by the gospel.   We have heard the stories of conversion from Acts of Peter, Paul, the Eunuch, Cornelius, Lydia and this week the Philippian jailer.  Their  stories changed the world and so do ours.  Sharing your story is one of the most effective evangelism tools.  People can argue with many things, but when you share what God has done in your life there is little to argue with. 

If you want to hear some great stories, come out on Wednesday, but just be ready to share your own.  Better yet, take some time this week to share your story with someone who has never heard it before; someone for whom you are praying that God would work a miracle in his or her life.

It is a privilege to be a part of The Story together.  It is changing the world forever.

In Christ,