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Tell Others Your Great God Story
By Rick Warren

“You will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere.” Acts 1:8 (NLT)

The most effective way to let other people know about the great things that God can do in their lives is to tell them the story of what God has done in your life. That is what makes a difference.

Jesus said in Acts 1:8, “You will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere” (NLT). When I hear the word “witness,” I think of a courtroom. It’s a perfect picture of what God’s asking us to do to make a difference in the world. He doesn’t tell us to be the attorney, arguing the case. He doesn’t tell us to be the judge, judging other people. He wants us to be his witnesses.

What does a witness do? A witness just says, “Here’s what I’ve seen. Here’s what I heard.” A witness tells other people the story of what God has done in their life.

Friends don’t keep good news from their friends. You tell your friends the good news of what God has done in your life so that it can make an eternal difference in their lives.

Are you unsure how to get started? Here’s a simple action step: Write out your story and share it with your small group. Start sharing with the people who are close to you so you can get some practice. Then God will give you the opportunity to share your story with someone who needs to hear the Good News.

You may think you don’t have a story that’s interesting or compelling enough to share. But if God has saved you from your sin and given you hope and joy that lasts forever, then that will never be boring! It will be the greatest news you could ever tell someone.

“Come and listen . . . and I will tell you what [God] has done for me” (Psalm 66:16 GNT).

Who in your life needs to hear about what God has done for you?

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