“8b…your faith in God has become known everywhere…9b…they tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.” (1 Thessalonians 1:8b, 9b)
Do people talk about your Jesus story, your transformation from a life without Christ to a life following Him? Often, we’re so quick to share physical transformation stories, like losing weight, changing hairstyles, or something similar. But how often do share how our spiritual life has transformed us? The most powerful thing we have when sharing about Jesus, outside of the Gospel itself, is our testimony. Even if you think your story isn’t powerful, it is! Any life transformed by the power of Christ has the power to tell of a life once dirty with sin, cleansed and made new.
When we turn away from something, whatever that may be, we then turn toward something else, and the best we could turn to is Christ. He has the power to heal every hurt we’re struggling with, every addiction, and every bit of depression or anxiety that keeps us from seeing the light. He has the power to restore us. When we share our story of transformation, the information in the Bible becomes real and tangible! Our testimony powerfully shows people that the things talked about in the Word, truly applied to our lives, can apply to the lives of others, too!
Think about your story and how your life has been transformed by Christ and then share it. Be as excited about sharing your Jesus story as you are about sharing your latest weight loss story and see how you can impact the people around you for Jesus.
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on Transformed Christ Followers Impact Their World for Christ on February 2nd, 2019 - Watch Sermon