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Tell your story... By Pastor Bobby Schuller "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. 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 A third way you may share your faith is to tell your story. You may have been a Christian your whole life, so you think, "I don't have a story. John has this story of drug addiction, going to jail, and then coming to Jesus. But I don't have a story like that." Most of us don't have that story. But, if you do, that's awesome. Let's say you grew up in the church, you've been a Christian for 30 years. Then, just talk about it. Give a vision for what it's meant to have Christ in your life all those years. If you grew up in a Christian home, cast the vision, especially to parents and to other families. Say, "As a child, I grew up in a family that read the Bible and believed in Jesus. Our lives weren't perfect. My parents made mistakes, but there was something great about having this foundation. " Telling your story about how God has worked in your life will activate people to say, "I want that." And when they do, pray with them, and their lives will be changed. Prayer: Dear Lord, I will share my story with others so that they might see your blessing in my life and, thereby, want that same blessing in theirs. Amen.

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1 Sarah R = "It would be easy to tear down opposition to Christianity because there is so much to defend Christianity in terms of logical arguments, evidence in creation, and support for the Bible. But Peter says to use "gentleness and respect." This echoes Jesus' words about turning the other cheek. Although our opposition may insult or taunt or curse, we should always be kind, loving and understanding. "
2 Sarah R = "More people are won to Christ by hearing people's personal experiences with Jesus than by arguments of logic, reason or evidence. People become believers because they see how Jesus made a difference in someone else's life and they want that for their life as well. People become believers because they see God in someone else! God can use you to bring others to Him."
3 Sarah R = "According to polls, only 3% of Christians have ever led someone else to become a Christian. This seems like a really low percentage but it may be true. I have to believe this is because we don't really believe God when He says that there are many people in this world headed for Hell. If we truly believed God at His Word, I can only imagine what a difference that would make."