Every person of faith has a story. At times our lives are interesting and compelling, mundane and routine. Yet taken together these individual moments create a mosaic that can be shared with others. This study will empower you to discover how to communicate your own story with others as an effective way of sharing your faith.
Weary of Christian faith wrapped in a flag and trapped in your heart? Tired of faith as usual? Live out your Christian faith through the lens of Jesus. Follow values that seem so counter-cultural they appear to be upside down. Each compelling six-session Upside-Down Living Bible study helps us encounter the teachings of Jesus and wrestle with living out the kingdom here and now. The Bible isn’t a cookbook with solutions for every ethical dilemma, but it helps us raise the right questions, encounter the teachings of Jesus, and discover new ways of faithful living in the world. Ideal for Sunday school or Bible study sessions, each topical study covers a specific theme or issue, and comes with thought-provoking discussion questions and activities. Be inspired and transformed in your faith. Live upside down.
Topics in the series include: Sabbath (February 2017), Technology (February 2017), Identity and Aging (April 2017), Money (April 2017), Violence (June 2017), and Sharing Faith Stories (June 2017).
1. The Power of Story
2. Sharing Your Personal Story
3. Sharing Faith Stories for Every Day
4. Sharing Faith Stories in Words and Actions
5. Sharing Faith Stories When It’s Difficult
6.Sharing Faith Stories as a Community
About the Writer
April Yamasaki is a pastor, speaker, and writer on spiritual growth and Christian living. A member of Redbud Writers Guild, she is the author of Sacred Pauses, and her work has appeared in Christian Century, Canadian Mennonite, and other venues. Yamasaki has more than twenty years' experience as a congregational pastor and leads workshops and Bible studies in denominational and other settings. Four Gifts is her fifteenth book. She and her husband, Gary, live in British Columbia.