Saturday, April 21, 2007

What's Your Story?

Never underestimate the power of your personal testimony. I would say that our own heartfelt story of how Jesus changed our life is one of the most powerful tools in our evangelistic tackle box. I know that signs and wonders and conviction are absolutely essential too, but more fundamental to the fulfillment of our commission from Christ is our personal witness: telling people from a first-hand perspective what Christ has done for us. For a great story of the power of testimony, hit the link in the post title. Now you may think that story is only stellar because it deals with a star, and it would be hard to contend that did not have something to do with the results, but let's not miss the point-- the proclamation of the life-changing power of the gospel by a life changed by the gospel has fantastic alluring affects (especially in conjunction with the conviction of the Holy Spirit).

For the past few days, the trout fishermen have been lining every brook, trickle and drip around these parts. They're not wading through frigid water, and mucking around slippery banks, and fighting their way through branch and bramble to waste their time fishing with empty hooks! They offer what they consider the best bait they have. We have some mighty fine bait in our personal testimony. Use yours and get out there and fish for people.