Jesus is preparing to ascend into heaven after the resurrection after having shown Himself, ALIVE, to many of His disciples and followers. In Acts 1:8, in his last words of instruction, He says, “you shall be my witnesses.” We get our word martyr from the transliteration of the Greek word witness. Therefore, a witness is not only someone who gives testimony in a court, not only someone who sees something happen and reports on it, not only a Christian who can tell the Gospel Story; it is someone who is willing to LIVE THE STORY. Many of the followers of Jesus throughout history into the present day have given up their lives to persecution, prison, and death. We say they are martyrs for the cause of Christ. Yes and no. In truth, they are simply witnesses by the way they lived the story and by the way they told the story. Make 2014 the year that you do more than talk religion and church. Talk Jesus and tell the story, but make your story stronger every day by living it out in front of the world.
You will have an opportunity to learn a simple method of sharing your story and be encouraged to do that by Eric Reebals, Director of Evangelism and Discipleship at Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Sunday night February 9 at 5:30 PM. Make plans to be present for this great time of equipping. Learn to share quickly and easily the Gospel wherever you are.
We have another special event scheduled for Sunday afternoon February 16 at 3:00PM. We are going to do our Church-wide Valentine Fellowship a little differently. It will be “We Are Family” dessert, ice cream, and beverage bar with entertainment and games for all ages. Be sure to invite your friends. Volunteers are needed to provide desserts. You do not want to miss this!!
Telling the Story with you,