Evangelism is storytelling. Our story is God’s story, beginning when creation was brought to birth, unfolding in miraculous and mysterious ways, following a desert people, all the way to a baby born in a stable in Bethlehem–a baby that would change everything.
These stories are the story of our family–a people bound to one another and all of God’s people through time. Evangelism is nothing more than telling that story and letting God’s story speak for itself. The good news doesn’t need to be added to or enhanced, what God has done is good enough. But telling these stories means knowing these stories, as deeply as we know our own family stories. The fear of evangelism lessens as we become more comfortable with the story of our faith.
This message is adapted from “Go and Tell” written by Brooke Petersen in the May 2012 issue of Gather magazine.