StoneBridge Community Church
Believe #20: Sharing Our Faith
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    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM

St. Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch by Ann Chapin

Today's Text in Context

Bob Deffinbaugh, The Ethiopian Eunuch (Acts 8.26-40)

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

"Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch" Intervarsity Press New Testament Commentaries. Bible Gateway.
People come to faith through…
People come to faith through hearing.
Satan's plan for your life is…
Satan's plan for your life is to keep you quiet.
But God's plan for us is…
But God's plan for us is that we speak up.
Not having the gift of evangelism…
Not having the gift of evangelism doesn't let us off the hook.
Personal relationships are…
Personal relationships are the primary path God uses to bring people into his kingdom.
1. Make yourself…
1. Make yourself available.
2. Be willing to…
meet people in a desert place.
Divine appointments…
Divine appointments often present themselves as interruptions.
When someone's in a desert place…
When someone's in a desert place offer to pray for them.

The Power of a Prayer

Kevin Harney, "Praying With People" video (2:51). Practical and encouraging.
3. Start…
Start where they are.

Have a conversation

[Proclamation] "is most often a quiet conversation between one person and another on the road, often about life’s deepest questions. Phillip had no idea where this whole encounter would go; he didn’t strategize it or plan it. He simply followed the Spirit’s lead, joined the man on his journey, and confessed his faith when the conversation went there." —Patrick W. T. Johnson, "Proclamation as Conversation on the Road" Missional Preaching website 4/28/2015
4. Tell…
Tell a story.

The Science of Storytelling

"While the brain watches a story, you’ll find something interesting—the brain doesn’t look like a spectator, it looks more like a participant in the action." —Jonathan Gottschal, "The Science Of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else" 10/16/2013. The Dirty Harry and Old Yeller illustrations are Gottschal's.
Tell your story.

How to Tell Your Story

Take a few minutes working through these questions, and be ready for the next open door God gives you to tell your testimony. —"Your Testimony: How To Prepare and Tell Your Story" —CRU Website.

Be Real

"If we are trying to make church, faith, and Christian living real, testimonies need to get real, too. We can’t act like our struggles magically disappeared when we accepted Christ." —What We Get Wrong About 'Giving Our Testimony': How you're being saved is as important as how you got saved." Relevant website.
And tell…
And tell our story— the story of God's love through Jesus Christ.

God Tools App

Looking for an easy way to share the gospel with those around you? God Tools puts some of the most effective and widely used evangelistic tools of all time on your smartphone and on the web. Links for Apple, Android, and Web.

Share the Good News

Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Helpful links for thinking more about how to share your faith with family and friends.
Memory Verse Ephesians 6.19-20
Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (Ephesians 6.19-20)
Sharing your faith doesn't have to be hard.

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