60 Second Stories
After Jesus rose from the dead early on Sunday morning, the first person who saw him was Mary Magdalene, the woman from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went to the disciples, who were grieving and weeping, and told them what had happened. But when she told them that Jesus was alive and she had seen him, they didn’t believe her. Afterward he appeared in a different form to two of his followers who were walking from Jerusalem into the country. They rushed back to tell the others, but no one believed them. Still later he appeared to the eleven disciples as they were eating together. He rebuked them for their stubborn unbelief because they refused to believe those who had seen him after he had been raised from the dead. And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.
One of the 1stthings Jesus told his disciples after he rose from the dead was to Go into the world and preach the Gospel. It was also the last command He gave His disciples before ascending into Heaven. Sharing the Gospel is our mission as Christians. Sometimes we struggle with this task. This can be because of irrational fears we have about how people will react. We might not know how to share.
One of the best ways to share Jesus is with our own stories. Our stories don’t have to be long or elaborate. You don’t need a degree to know how to share your story. Here are a few questions that can help you share your story with others in 60 seconds or less.
Who is Jesus to you?
Has God ever given you hope in a dark time?
How has your life changed since you heard about Jesus?
Has God ever helped you grow in patience, kindness, or courage?
What gifts has God given you?
What prayer has God answered?
What are you learning about God right now?
No get out there and preach the Good News to everyone.