There is Power in your Personal StoryPresentation Transcript
6. Why is it important that we be prepared to share our
7. What difference does it make when a person’s spoken story
does or does not line up with the way they live?
I. There are stories that need to be told!
8. Take some personal time outside of the group discussion to
outline your personal story.
II. A story that is uniquely powerful is my story.
a. My life before trusting Christ.
b. How I came to know Jesus as personal Savior.
c. How God is at work in my life today.
III. My story becomes the conduit to connect another human
being to the God who is near.
List 4-5 people you know who have yet to come
to faith in Jesus Christ.
Begin today to pray each day for the Holy Spirit How can I make this real for me?
to bring them to Jesus and pray that you will be
watching for and ready to share your story of
faith with them when God opens the door.
Alter your prayer routine sometime this week
and go on a prayer walk. Take that opportunity
to pray for your neighbors.
b. Scan this chapter and list the people who eventually heard
the blind man’s story?
1. Think about a time when you had to talk or present c. How did peoples’ reactions affect the telling of the blind
something before a group. Did you feel well prepared, man’s story? How did their hostile questions and
relaxed, confident, or a little nervous or terrified? Share accusations help get the story told? (see vs. 8-34)
about one of your most memorable experiences.
2. What are some words that you would use to describe
yourself? What are some words others might use?
d. Look at vs. 35-41. What ultimately results from this man’s
encounter with Jesus? How does this expand his story?
3. Tell about a personal testimony/story you have heard that
has made an impact on your life. What was it about that
testimony that made a difference for you?
5. The blind man was thrust into sharing his story. Look at the
following passages to uncover some keys to gaining an
opportunity to share our story.
Into the Word a. Acts 21:37-22:2
4. Read John 9 about a blind man’s story.
a. What are some key events of this man’s story in verses 1-
12? b. 1 Peter 3:15-16
c. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12