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Evangelism, Strategy, Tips and Troubleshooting

Why Story THAT Story?

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How appropriate is the story you choose?

Why do you tell the Bible stories that you tell?

Did you practice a few in a training session and just haven’t quite gotten around to learning others? Are they just so familiar that you can evoke emotions each time you tell your favorite one so you just stick with the proven “winner”?

Are you one of those who has bought in and now is ready to story everything and anything? A friend of mine wanted to know how to story just one Bible verse. I simply pointed out that the verse conveyed a Bible Truth. Then I asked him, “What Bible story best conveys that Bible Truth?” In no time, the Holy Spirit revealed exactly the right Bible Story to convey the Truth.

But why do you tell THAT story in the first place? It may be important to you, but is it part of a bigger picture? A bigger purpose? Is there an intentional story set behind your Bible Storying methods?

Many who want to tell just any fun/familiar/emotional/new/exciting Bible story miss out on Jesus’ command to make disciples. Ah, that takes being intentional! Selecting the right Story that the Holy Spirit uses to draw out the right Truth is the greater challenge.

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About Mark Snowden

TruthSticks originated from the book I co-authored with the late Avery Willis. Truth That Sticks: How to Communicate Velcro Truths in a Teflon World was the book and this blog and Bible studies have resulted. It's great to be partnering with churches who are committed to making disciple-makers. Request a catalog of Bible studies using orality at SnowdenMinistries@gmail.com.

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