Last Sunday we talked about the importance of being able to give an account of the hope that it is within us (...Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect 1 Peter 3:15.) At Big Life C.C. we believe sharing Jesus is our high calling as Jesus followers. Bringing together the clarity of our own personal faith story with respect and gentleness towards those who do not believe yet is a pathway forward for Christianity in our culture just as it was thousands of years ago when those words were written.
But that is a lot easier said than done. Reflecting on Sunday's Message, we realized a practical application could be of great help to many of you. Below are three simple questions that I would encourage you to sit down and respond to. Your answers to these questions about your faith are the foundation of being able to speak about the the hope that is within you to those who do not yet follow Jesus.
1. When I have attempted to live without faith, I have felt ...
2. When I have trusted God it has made a difference by ...
3. When I decided to take steps to grow my faith, I have ...
I hope this helps create a simple template you can use to speak about the importance of God in YOUR life. If you DO complete this little exercise, please send me a copy. I'd love to hear about what God has meant to you!
See you Sunday as we wrap up Psummer in the Psalms. Invite a friend - you may never know the difference it will mean in their life!