The Commitment to Storytelling
Welcome to the world of Storytelling! God has graciously called us to be a part of His grand design to bring the good news of the gospel to those around us. That makes you and me STORYTELLERS!
Jesus commissioned one of the first Storytellers in Mark 5:19. This man was living a life filled with demonic torment. He was forced to live alone, secluded from society, in the tombs of a cemetery. All hope was lost as he spent his life seeking deliverance. Then one day Jesus came to his hiding place and miraculously delivered him. The man’s first request was to join the disciples on tour with Jesus (“that he might be with him”). But Jesus gave him a different mission.
…Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.
This nameless man was now a Gospel storyteller. His task was not complicated, he was to simply re-tell how Jesus gave him freedom from the chains of sin. I love his willingness to obey— “And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him.”
We have the same calling: to tell those in our lives about the goodness of God through the Gospel.
We present a challenge for all of us at First Bible in 2023: For each of us to establish TWO new(er) relationships for the Gospel’s sake. It could be someone at work, a diner, a local coffee shop, or someone in your neighborhood. This will take intentionality. It will require boldness. It will cost us comfort. We have 365 days to take a risk… or two. This will be overwhelming for some. That is completely normal and expected. The great news is that God walks with us through each opportunity as we talk of Him to others.
Our desire at First Bible is to corporately hear 1,000 stories of sharing the Gospel in 2023. Some will be successful… and some will not, yet each one counts. As we sow the seeds of the Gospel, we leave the results in the hands of the King. Our privilege is to share with others how they can find the same hope and forgiveness in Jesus that we have. Can you imagine it?
Alone, this mission is impossible. Together, and with the help of God, we will reach our TWO for the glory of God.
We have printed Storyteller Journals at the Info Centers in the Commons. They are simple guides that include helpful tips, encouraging Scripture, and places to record your journey with your TWO. Pick one up, and let us help equip you on this journey of becoming a better and bolder Storyteller in 2023.
Download the Storytellers Journal PDF
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Have you shared the Gospel with someone and are ready to tell us about it?
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