Hearing…Telling His Story

Hearing, believing His story,
Living, telling the story of Jesus.
Hearing, believing His story,
Living, telling the story of Christ.

Someone cared enough to tell me of God’s love;
Christ is not just someone who once was,
For He lived and died and rose from death to give me life.
That’s the kind of truth I needed to hear!
(refrain)

Though his words sounded almost too good to be real,
God spoke to me through him and I believed;
For the life he lived told me that his words were true.
That’s the kind of truth I needed to believe!
(refrain)

Then I placed my life in Jesus’ hands;
I told Him I wanted to obey.
I’ll be known as His if I bear His fruit of love.
That’s the kind of truth I need to live!
(refrain)

In God’s love, I care enough to tell you who Christ is;
He is not just someone who once was.
I pray my life may tell you that my words are true.
That’s the kind of truth I need to tell!
(refrain)

About This Song:
Every year the International Mission Board comes up with a slogan to use in all of its products and communications. In 1986 it was “Hearing, Believing, Living, Telling.” I could be wrong, but it may have included “the Story of Jesus.”

I really liked that idea. The ideas flowed so logically. One must first hear the Good News of God’s love and Jesus’ sacrifice. Only from hearing can one come to believe. And after a person believes, he’ll want to live in the Godliest way possible. And part of that Godliest way involves telling the Good News to others.

That begins the cycle all over again. Pretty neat, isn’t it?

Where are you in the cycle? Are you listening to–and really hearing–the Gospel as it comes to you from various sources? Have you become a believer? Has becoming a believer changed how you live–and made you a more righteous and more loving individual? And–as part of your Godliness–are you sharing the Good News with others?

How about sharing a comment?

~*~

Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, mission trips, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger’s young adult novels, Found in Translation and Lost in Dreams, came out in 2011. The Devil and Pastor Gus just came out, and he has eight unpublished manuscripts.
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