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The Reluctant Evangelist – Sermon on Acts 9:1-10

March 5, 2017 (Lent 1A)
Watch a video of this sermon here. *

Have you ever been jealous of people who can tell a dramatic conversion story? Some people have a clear “before and after” testimony of how Jesus Christ has made a difference in their lives. Many of us, though, especially if we grew up in the church, might think our stories of coming to faith aren’t very exciting.

If you like satire, there’s a website called the Babylon Bee  that posts fake news stories every day. Each story is a piece of Christian satire, an intended joke, with headlines like “Congregation Sings 10,000 Reasons for the 10,000th Time” or “Church introduces New Maximum Security Nursery.” The Babylon Bee operates from the premise that Christians shouldn’t take themselves too seriously. Recently, they published an “article” about ways to spice up your testimony. It starts like this… Continue reading