Nudge 44

When someone asks you why you are Christian or what you believe, what do you tell them? I’ve tried to explain my faith in the past by referencing the Bible and learned very quickly that if someone doesn’t understand my belief in God they are not going to care, or give respect, to the Bible on which I base my faith. I’ve learned that you just have to express your faith and explain what God has done for you, personally.
Jesus lays this out perfectly (of course) for us in John 9.
So, Jesus, sees this blind man who has been blind since birth. He spit on the ground made clay. Jesus put the clay on the blind man’s eyes and told him to wash it off in the pool. He did what Jesus said and was healed! Then, because Jesus healed him on the Sabbath the Pharisees tried to claim that if He were the Messiah He would not heal someone on the Sabbath. The Pharisees talked with the formerly blind man and questioned him about who he thought Jesus was. THEN, those Pharisees questioned the formerly blind man’s parents and they told the Pharisees, “He is a grown man! You can take his word for it!” Still, the Pharisees were not satisfied so they called the formerly blind man back in to meet with them. He apparently finally got upset with the questioning because he replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” John 9:25
That is all you need to do when explaining your Christian faith. You do not need to go to seminary to have the correct answers. All you need is to complete this sentence, “Here’s what Jesus has done for me…” No one can argue with your story because it’s your story.

He replied, “Whether he is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” John 9:25

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