It has been a very busy year here at UCUMC with My Hope America! It has been our desire to help you learn how to share your faith. We all have a story…a unique story that is just our own. The biggest lesson is that God wants us to share that story! He gave us that story to share with others so that we might be able to help them come to the saving knowledge of Jesus!
Over the past weeks and months lots of different people have shared stories about their faith, how they’ve seen God move and how others have invested in them so that they have come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I’ve enjoyed reading them and seeing how the Holy Spirit works and weaves so many different lives together…it’s awesome!
It’s amazing how God works to tie things together—the lengths and measures to which God goes, to reveal himself to us. Last year in the youth ministry, we focused on the many different questions that teenagers (and most adults) ponder in regards to their faith. We explored things like “Why do bad things happen?”, “Science or faith?”, and “How do I know that the Bible is true?” Digging into these questions allowed us to explore and own our faith, as we sought answers to some of life’s deepest questions. Our main scripture for the year was 1 Peter 3:15, which says, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone that asks you to give a reason for the HOPE that you have.”
I hope these Blogs over the past several months have helped you in some way. We have been trying to answer the questions who, what, when, where and why. The goal has been and continues to be to help equip you and give you the courage and inspiration to tell others what Christ has done for you.
“Why in the world would I want to talk to anyone about my faith?” In my line of work, believe it or not, I have heard that question many times. It is usually followed up with, “I would have no idea what to say” or “I don’t have the Bible memorized” or “I don’t know the Scriptures that well.” Many excuses are used. And yes, they are excuses. Hi, I’m Bob Hickling and I’m blunt. But please read on.