English Sermon (04/18/21) – B.L.E.S.S – Share Your Story (John 3:1-18)
Thank you all for sticking around to the end of our B.L.E.S.S. series! All of the other letters we’ve been discussing have been leading up to the last letter ’S’ which stands for ‘Share Your Story’. While the first 4 letters (B, L, E, S) are essential, it is actually not enough for us to just live good Christ-like lives. To some people, your outward actions may tell them that you are a good person but those people may not necessarily make the connection that your actions are the result of having Christ in your life. The words we use to share our testimony are so important and powerful to communicate the Gospel but oftentimes we are too fearful to use them. We can learn how to better share our story through John 3 which describes the encounter of Jesus and Nicodemus. Jesus shared with Nicodemus briefly who he was, what he was going to do and how Nicodemus too could have eternal life. Jesus shared a short story with someone who was spiritually interested and then turned a regular conversation into a spiritual one. Through this, Nicodemus’ life was completely changed! We can learn from Jesus and prepare to share our story by creating a written testimony, practicing it, and lastly praying for open doors and open hearts for people to receive God into their lives so that they too can have eternal life once they hear the Good News.