Day Two, Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Top Ten Reasons to Share Your Faith Story

The theme for the 2015 Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is
“Transform the World: Share Your Story,” based on Joel 1:3 ESV. “Tell your children of it, 
and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.”

The count-down begins on the Top Ten Reasons to “Share Your Story”

10.

 

Reveal truth to a confused person. So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:31-32 ESV

9.

 

Validate the person in the eyes of God. God created humanity in God’s own image in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them. – Genesis 1:27 CEB

8.

 

Speak peace into a troubled person. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27 ESV

7.

 

Give hope to a hurting person. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. – Romans 15:13 ESV

6.

 

Demonstrate the voice of God to speak wisdom, prophecy, or conviction. – Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

5.

 

Exhibit your faith to relate and encourage another person struggling. … that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine. – Romans 1:12 ESV

4.

 

Example grace and mercy so a person can forgive others and be forgiven. Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father's Son, in truth and love. – 2 John 1:3 ESV

3.

 

Win a heart and soul for Jesus. And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation”. – Mark 16:15 ESV

2.

 

Share unconditional love of the Trinity to all people. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13 ESV

1.

 

You are commanded by Jesus to go into the world to share your faith story. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” – Matthew 28:19 ESV

Take time to recall several experiences in your life where you knew without a shadow of doubt that Jesus heard your prayers and your life was changed. Now, consider what keeps you from sharing your faith story?  You MUST share your faith story with someone.

Prayer

Oh, Creator God and Father, I bow before your throne to thank you for each inspiring event in my life.  Empower me, through the Holy Spirit, to boldly share my faith with people along my journey who need to hear. If you blessed me, then you can bless them in a way they will understand that all good experiences are from heaven.  Jesus, thank you for being real in my life. and use my voice to share my faith stories. Amen.