“Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road, and how they had recognized Him as He was breaking the bread.” Luke 24:35 (NLT)
Luke’s account of the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus to His followers is sensational! Each records their own personal story of how Jesus appeared to them. The excitement and thrill of their personal encounters were so meaningful they couldn’t wait to share it with the others. What about your story? Do you have a personal faith story of when you encountered the risen Christ? When did God become more than just a word to you? This is your faith story. It is unique and personal, unlike anyone else’s. The only common denominator is that the same Jesus who appeared to others has appeared to you and made His home in your heart, transforming your life and shaping you into His very image by His Spirit. It’s the moment when life becomes dynamic and real, His life living in you! It’s what transformed Saul of Tarsus into the great Apostle Paul who said, “For me to live is Christ!” That’s the only explanation for a true Christ follower today. This weekend at Woodlands Church we witnessed some 877 people follow Christ in obedience through baptism at our Super Summer Baptism Celebration! It’s always so exciting to see so many freshly redeemed people! Believe + Receive = Become! It’s the commission that Jesus gave His followers to proclaim throughout the world! Jesus said, “There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent!” That’s the Good News! When we respond to Jesus’ love and offer of forgiveness, we encounter the risen Christ and begin our own individual faith story! You can begin yours today! If you haven’t yet taken that next step of obedience in baptism, it’s not too late! Join us on June 21st and 22nd for another great opportunity at our Second Super Summer Baptism Celebration at a Woodlands Church Campus near you. Visit our website for details and register now.