We ended the "Meet the Family" series with a call to support the church by sharing our stories--with one another and with those outside the church. Mark Mikel used the text from Luke 8:39 to encourage us to testify at home, proclaim what has happened in our lives, and keep the focus on Jesus not what we might have done. Several people shared their testimony when Mark off Our challenge frcalled us to take time this week to discuss the following questions with family or friends:
· When has God has the greatest impact on your life?
· Think of one of the most recent times God has guided you or strengthened you. What was that experience like?
· How would you describe what God means to you? What difference does God make in your day to day life?
“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the city how much Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:39 (NRSV)