The Story of Hope Opens Marcela's Eyes to God's Amazing Redemptive Plan
Marcela was struggling with loneliness. She had moved to the state of Rio Grande do Sul from her state of São Paulo to study biology at Unisinos University. The apartment she lived in was close to school but far from much of city life and was especially quiet and deserted on weekends.
Studying The Story of Hope with High School Friends
The appropriate moment presented itself to Carter, when God opened a door of opportunity during one of his band periods at his high school in Texas. One of his good friends, Cody, had some questions about the Bible. As Carter answered them, Cody continued to show interest.
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How Receptive are Your Unbelieving Friends to the Gospel?
When you begin to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with an unbelieving (non-Christian) acquaintance, which of the above facial expressions appears on his or her face?
And what do you do? Do you stop at a “red light” or plow recklessly ahead? Do you run through a “yellow light” or maybe stop just assuming it’s turning yellow? Do you cruise appropriately through a “green light,” or perhaps slow down and stop even though the light is green?
In other words, how do we and how should we respond to various receptivity signs flashed at us when we attempt to tell unbelievers about Jesus and the salvation he offers them?
The Power of Telling God's Great Story
Everyone loves a good story. Stories have always been and continue to be central to human cognition and communication. Through a story, you can teach, persuade, and even bring understanding of oneself. Since each person’s life is a story, we are drawn to stories because we see ourselves reflected in them. For that reason, stories can have a powerful impact on human beings.