By Matt Dawson
I’m really excited about the series starting this weekend called “Storytellers”.
…because “Everyone Has a Story to Tell!”
“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” – Jimmy Neil Smith
The art of telling stories is not something new. We are introduced to stories as the earliest age – I’ve been reading stories to my children before they could barely understand what I was reading to them. We all live with internal storytelling going on in our minds (internal narrative) that tells us what is right and wrong, real and false. When we share moments on social media, we are sharing smaller bits of our stories that make up the larger narrative of our lives.
We are all storytellers and “everyone has a story to tell.”
However, for many Christians, we’ve lost the understanding that we are called to engage in the art of storytelling as a part of our faith. That not only do we each individually have a story to tell, but we also carry with us the greatest story of all – HOPE!
1 Peter 3:15 “…Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.
We are to “be prepared” to engage in telling not only OUR STORY but THE STORY of the Hope that comes from Jesus Christ alone.
Over the next several weeks, we’re going to look at the importance of the Gospel story, our individual stories, and how to share them with the world. It’s a great time of year to pray over your TOP 5 and see who God is asking you to put on that list of who you are planning to share your story with.
It’s also a GREAT series to INVITE SOMEONE to church with you. Don’t forget, we are meeting at 9 and 11 in Huntersville and have started meeting at 11am EVERY SUNDAY in Denver as we will build the core group in that location.
See you Sunday as we kick off “Storytellers.”