This weekend, our youth group at FBC-FH is participating in Disciple Now (D-Now), a gathering of area churches to study the Word of God and serve the community.
The focus for this year is leadership, and the slogan is His Story/Our Story.
What does the phrase His Story/Our Story mean to you? And what does it have to do with leadership?
You don’t have to be a teen to answer.
6 thoughts on “D-Now Discussion”
I believe it entails paralleling our lives with the life of Christ — we should be His heart, His lips, His hands & feet to everyone we encounter. We must carry the light of His Gospel to the world in both word & deed. And we are to live out this example before the brethren & encourage (lead) one another to be faithful in it until the end. Similarly, we have Christ’s mandate via the Great Commission to “lead” the lost to a saving knowledge of the Gospel. God desires that His people be an irresistable fragrance of the essence of His truth, grace & love. I believe that’s what Jesus was when He walked this earth and attracted/drew men to the Father. And I believe that’s what He continues to be/do through the life of a Spirit-filled follower.
Mandated because “…All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to (Him).” (Matthew 28:18 ESV)
I think the relationship between “His Story” and “Our Story” includes showing through our lives and actions that God, the Bible, and the Christian life are not mythical, archaic or irrelevant in today’s world. We can lead others to the Lord by showing that He is more than relevant to the modern world. It is far more than just memorizing Scripture, just following rules, just going to church or being better than others, which far too many people believe the Christian life is about (and maybe because we as Christians haven’t done enough to show otherwise). If we can show a real relationship, with a Person, one that truly affects and changes us and touches everything we say and do, more people would be compelled by the difference, would see there is something more than just dry religion, and want to know more about what that “something” is. At that point, Jesus stops being a name in a Bible or a philosophical idea, and becomes someone with whom a person can find genuine hope and peace and love. It gives me chills to think of the posibilities!
Similar to the thoughts Mark Hall expressed in his book, Your Own Jesus. Good word!
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