BLESS | Story

September 5, 2021 / Philip Carroll

BLESS | Story

“Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” Anonymous

B – Begin with Prayer
L – Listen
E – Eat
S – Serve
S – Story

“I don’t have what it takes.”

Matthew 10:18-10 (NLT)You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell the rulers and other unbelievers about me. 19 When you are arrested, don’t worry about how to respond or what to say. God will give you the right words at the right time.20 For it is not you who will be speaking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.”

Good News > Good Arguments

“I don’t want to impose my beliefs on my friends and family.”

D.T. Niles “Christianity is one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.”

Romans 10:13-14 “For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?”

“I doubt God could use my story.”

“Sharing my story makes me feel uncomfortable.”

John 9:1As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth.”

John 9:6-11After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing. 8 His neighbors and those who had formerly seen him begging asked, “Isn’t this the same man who used to sit and beg?” 9 Some claimed that he was. Others said, “No, he only looks like him.” But he himself insisted, “I am the man.” 10 “How then were your eyes opened?” they asked. 11 He replied, “The man they call Jesus made some mud and put it on my eyes. He told me to go to Siloam and wash. So I went and washed, and then I could see.”

John 9:24-25 ” A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. “Give glory to God by telling the truth,” they said. “We know this man is a sinner.” 25 He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!”

My Life Before Jesus

How I met Jesus

My Life Since I Met Jesus

Let God Write Your Story

Compose Your Story

1 Peter 3:15Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”

Ask God For Opportunities to Share Your Story







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