Someone Told Me

“…be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:” 1st Peter 3:15

Have you ever wondered where you would be spiritually if God had not brought someone your way to tell you about Christ and/or to live a life for Christ that impressed you to search out Christ for yourself? If you think back, you will recall at least one person and maybe even more than one.

“Napoleon Kaufman knew there was more to life than football, but it took a teammate calling him out in public to wake him up. Greg Surratt was raised in a loving, Christian atmosphere, but it took a book by Josh McDowell he read later in life for Jesus to become real to him. For either, the path to salvation did not come easily. Like all people, Kaufman and Surratt needed someone to share the good news with them. Someone had to plant the seed of the gospel message; another had to water it. But, whether though a tragic event, an unexpected book, or the reluctant acceptance of an invitation to church, the seeds were planted for a future harvest.” (copied from an old Ministry Today Magazine – page 44)

Someone told you. We all have our stories. But, have you told somebody? The cycle is 1.) someone shares with you, 2.) you share with someone, and 3.) that someone shares with someone else. Last week as the younger children in our church had been studying the basics of being a Christian and developing their memory boxes. One of the items to be included was their personal testimony of how they came to faith in Christ. Many of our adults have not written their own testimonies to share. The process is simple:

# 1 – Your Life Before Christ. A simple sentence or two.

# 2 – How You Met Christ. A simple sentence or two.

# 3 – Your Life After Christ. A simple sentence or two.

Bro. Larry