The Blind Man in John 9:1-41
1 John 1:3a
We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us…
- Clear communicator, good storyteller
- Good listener
- Vulnerable about personal life, its ups and downs
- Overwhelmed by the account of how God reached them
- Sees links between their own experience and that of others
- Be sure to relate your experience to the life of your listeners. This requires first hearing enough about your friend’s life to know how to relate your story to their situation.
- Do not stop with merely telling your story. Challenge them to consider how what you learned might apply to their life.
- Avoid downplaying the value of your story because it seems too ordinary. The ordinary story is the kind that relates best to ordinary people!
Suggestions for using and developing this style
- Practice so you will be able to tell your story without hesitation.
- Keep Christ and the gospel message as the centrepiece of your story. This is an account of how God transformed your life.
- Keep your story fresh by adding new and current illustrations from you daily life and walk with Christ.
- Team up with friends who have other styles that may be better matched to the personality if the person you hope to reach.