In Just 100 Words

A small group that I am a part of is reading Bill Hybels’ Just Walk Across the Room book together. This book is challenging us to be open to be a part of helping others see how God is at work in their life.

One of the exercises in the book is to write down a short, 45 second summary of how God has worked in your life in order to share it with someone else. Hybels challenges us to use only 100 words.

Our group is working on these this week to share it with one another the next time we get together.

I enjoyed the exercise and thought that I would share mine, here.

Hybels suggested that we find a real issue, not use a lot of Christian-ese, etc. I tried to shape my 100 words with my belief of the gospel, that it is not just me and God closing a deal, but God re-creating all things, including me.

What would your 100 word post be?

As a suburban teenager, I was always asked, “what are you going to do with your life?” I wanted to do something significant in the world, but I soon realized that I needed to be rescued, rescued from the ways I was hurting the world and hurting myself. It seemed that in order to help rescue the world, I needed a fresh start.

I found that the belief in Jesus being raised from the dead gave hope for me and for all things. I now engage the world with courage because of my hope in Jesus.


Published by joeskillen

I'm a husband, dad of 2, Pastor at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita, KS.

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