Two-Part Talk

A couple of themes stand out in the writings of the apostle Paul.

First, he talks a great deal about Jesus. He is continually expounding on the crucified, yet risen, Christ. Paul’s most heartfelt desire is to make the gospel of Jesus Christ known to as many people as possible.

Second, Paul often gives his personal testimony. He tells the story of how Jesus changed him from someone who persecuted the church into a man who worked hard in the service of the Lord. His encounter with the resurrected Jesus turned his life around completely.

That sounds like a good strategy for any follower of Jesus—talk a lot about Jesus, and tell people how Jesus has changed our life.

Do you have your talk ready?

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.”—1 Timothy 1:15-16.

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