Tell Me the Story
Welcome to the Adventure
Why doesn’t God just take us to heaven after we get saved? Because he wants us to grow spiritually and also because he chooses to use people to share his “Good News” with others. God knows that the best way for someone to understand him is to hear and see the message from another person. Ultimately, that’s why he sent Jesus Christ to become a man, so that we might be able to understand God’s love and we could relate.
After Jesus went to Heaven, he left a commission with people. That commission was to help people grow spiritually. For some that means evangelism, getting to know Christ for the first time, and for others, it means discipleship, growing in the faith in their personal lives.
Most of us find sharing our faith a bit challenging. Actually, if you get started, then you likely have some valuable things to say about Jesus, and those words would likely help others. It’s the getting started part that can be difficult at times. This adventure helps you with ideas about how to initiate conversations. Hopefully, by the time you’re done, you’ll have some greater confidence to continue sharing your faith.
We must always be ready to pass the faith on to someone else. You never know what’s really going on in the lives of those people around you. Some find it easier to share their faith with people they know such as family or coworkers, while others find it easier to share their faith with people they first meet.
The Holy Spirit is working in people’s hearts. It’s our job to follow his lead and initiate. In Acts 8, God had Philip leave one situation and go to another. Although Philip didn’t quite understand the situation, God used Philip to reach a man who was just traveling through. We don’t even know that man’s name, but we call him the Ethiopian Eunuch. Today, African countries credit this man for the spread of Christianity to a whole continent.
The process started when Philip was willing to be used by God to share the faith with a stranger. Everyone needs the gospel, even those people who live in your home. If you have a family, then your mate can be a disciple- ship partner and you can help your children understand the faith in real and practical terms.
That’s what the 40-Day Family Adventure is all about. Each week you’ll receive encouragement. Use the ideas to spark new thoughts in you about sharing Jesus with others. Allow God to grow you in your ability to share Jesus with others on several levels.