by Scott Stake
Everyone loves a good story, right? We love to watch movies, read books, share memories from childhood, and sit around the campfire making up tall tales for fun. Something within us resonates and longs for a good story! We are captivated and mesmerized by stories of rescue, redemption, and heroic efforts to save the world.
But why? Well, I believe God created us this way. He made us with a desire for stories of rescue because it points us to the ultimate rescue, the good news that Jesus Christ died to save the world! How does Solomon put it? “[God] has also set eternity in their heart” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). We long for rescue because God put in our hearts a desire to know Him as our God of salvation!
God created us not only to read, hear, or watch a story of rescue, but also to actually be in the story, His story of rescue, and to share it with others! And that’s exactly what we saw in Acts 26 last Sunday…Paul shares his personal story of Jesus rescuing him in hopes that Agrippa and the bystanders would be rescued as well. Paul prayed that God would use his story “to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me” (verse 18).
Four Oaks, each one of us has a story to share, a personal story of how Jesus rescued us from darkness and brought us to His marvelous light. I encourage you to share your story! In addition, I hope that you were encouraged by the stories of 10 people who shared their stories of rescue and were baptized at the Killearn & Midtown Campuses. If you missed it, click the links below!
For His Story,
Killearn Youth Baptisms