Tell Your Story (Part 3 of Open / Message Outline)

This message was given by Paul Vaughan.

Share Your Story

Introduction:

  • Sharing your story of faith involves words, your words!
  • Often, we get intimidated putting words onto our faith story.

Text for Today: I Corinthians 2:1-2

  • Paul was a brilliant scholar, but chose not to use it and preached Christ.
  • “I preach noting but Christ crucified.” – Paul

How to Tell Your Story

  • Earn the right to be heard by sincerely listening.
    • We may not all be evangelists, but we all can be a friend.
    • ILL: Google Search result: Why are Christians so mean?
  • Stress the Love of God: Luke 4:18-19, IS 61:2
    • Transparency is critical.
    • When Jesus quoted Isaiah 61 in Luke he left part about God’s vengeance out.
  • Present the Person of Jesus, 1 Corinthians 2:3-4
  • Keep it Simple
    • Acts 9:22, We will have opportunities to present out arguments for our faith.
    • It is hard to argue with your personal story.
  • Use your own story. The more your story overlaps with Jesus’ story the more relevance your faith will have.

Conclusion: Can you tell your story in 3-5 minutes?

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