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?

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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