Tuesday, May 25
Acts 21:27-22:29 When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, seeing him in the temple, stirred up the whole crowd and laid hands on him...
think about it.
Paul takes this opportunity to give his testimony; what response did he get? What opportunities do you have to share your testimony?
We can definitely learn a thing or two from Paul. Take today's scripture (Acts 21:27-22:29), for example. Paul is being attacked (physically and verbally) by the Jews for following and preaching Christ. As a result, he's been arrested and the situation is extremely volatile. So Paul asks to address his accusers. At this point, you'd expect him to argue his case, to lay out the facts about who Jesus is and why they need him as Savior. But Paul takes a different approach. Instead of debating and arguing, he simply tells his story--he gives his testimony about how he came to know Christ. And the sweet thing about that is every person there not only heard, but they listened to Paul's entire testimony.
So I want to encourage you NOT to underestimate your story of coming to know Christ. Your testimony, even if you think it's boring or vanilla, might be just what someone needs to hear. So how can we work on being bold when it comes to telling our story? Is there someone you might share your story with this week? Tami W.
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