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Sharing Faith

It is a Biblical command that a follower of Jesus actually shares his/her faith in Him!  1 Peter 3:15 says “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”  We are all supposed to be doing it.  Period.  But, few actually do.  Shouldn’t it be like sharing something that is sweet with someone, Like Ice-cream?

Why?  What’s so hard about it?  Is it because we don’t know what it is we are trying to share, or is it a fear of rejection from people?  Also, let’s face it… There are a lot of people out there sharing their faith in very destructive ways, or at least not doing it with gentleness and respect!  Is our fear because we have seen all the wrong examples of how to share faith in Christ with people?

Listen as we talk about what we are really trying to share with people, and analyze various methods out there and see if we can come up with a good way of going about sharing our faith with people.  There might even be a testimony from one of our new sisters!  Talk given on 9/14/10.

Sharing Our Faith

Sharing our Faith [Notes]

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Grady’s CA Testimony

At the second meeting of the 2012 fall semester, Grady graciously shared with us about how He came to be a Christ follower and his story about getting involved with CA and ministry on campus!  It was an entertaining, humble and beautiful moment for us all, and Grady brought several points of wisdom for anyone listening!  I encourage you to listen for what God wants to say to you through his testimony!

Testimony given 9/4/12.

Grady Testimony at CA

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Prissilla Issa: Praise Report about a Prayer Request!

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Nadime [left

On the night we discussed one of the aspects of Christ’s love, I noticed that Prissila’s “Family group” took an extra long time to pray before rejoining the rest of us.  I knew something was brewing!  She shared later that they were praying about two very difficult family matters for both her family and her sister Nadime’s boyfriend’s family.  This is the testimony she gave about how those prayers were answered and what God did!

Just a little teaser…God not only answered their prayer, He showed off His perfect timing, and amazing power to move mountains!

Prissilla’s praise report about prayer request

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Grady on Phileo [Brotherly Love]: “Deigo and the Black Pants.”

Just before the night we were to discuss brotherly love, “Phileo” in the greek, Grady had an experience with a classmate. He rushed to tell me that he just had an experience that was a great example of Phileo and he had to share it!

I’m Glad he did!  It blessed us all and set the tone for a great discussion on what it means to be a brother or sister to each other!

Shared in September 2012

“Diego and the black pants” By Grady Picinich [and Jesus]

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Kristi’s Testimony

To start off the semester [fall 2012], our Vice President, Kristi Lacetti brought an open, transparent, humble, and powerful piece of her story!  Thank you Kristi for sharing and sending such an encouraging and motivating message of redemption through struggle to us all.  Thanks for motivating those who might not feel comfortable being at a Christian group on UAlbany campus, to feel welcome and to keep coming back, despite the struggles!

Kristi’s Experience with CA

Shared on 8/28/12.

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Jesus IS Practical!

What have we learned this year?  As we wrapped up 2009-2010, we looked back at the vast amount of topics and distance we had come in just one year with Jesus’ help and direction!

It was a powerful year and there is some great testimony to that in this talk!

Due to technical difficulties we were not able to record this talk, however please read the notes and view the slides below.  Talk given on 5/4/10.

Jesus is Practical – Year end wrap up [powerpoint]

Jesus is Practical – Year end [Notes]

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Alyssa’s Story…

I grew up as a regular church attender with my family. My mom especially encouraged me in faith by instilling a belief in Jesus and a set of moral principles to follow. Despite all this, I was not a particularly well behaved child. Although my acts of mischief were relatively small, they were still sinful rebellions as I often acted with the knowledge that I was doing something wrong.

I was very afraid of being “sent to hell” as a kid, partially because of the “fire and brimstone” preacher who taught at our church but mostly, I think, because I was keenly aware that my life lacked a relationship with Jesus as a father and redeemer. I knew he was God’s son, that he was perfect and good and that he died for my sins but he was still a distant figure.

Over the summer before I turned 10, I went to a Christian camp where Continue Reading…

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years ago at 5:15 pm.

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Dennis Zeng’s Story

The first semester of college was a fun semester but a rough one for my spirit. I did things that God would never have approved of, nor would he be proud of. Leaving for college was one of my highest priorities in high school. I wanted to get away from my parents, the drama and even possibly from God.

When I was finally out of high school and on my own, I couldn’t wait to live my own independent life. My parents were out of sight and out of mind. I lived a life like a non-believer. I did go to church occasionally but was up late all night partying. I would wake up and go to church the next day with the same clothes I went to the party with. Looking back at it now, I laugh at what a hypocrite I was. Continue Reading…

Posted by Steve Bugler, 7 years ago at 12:00 pm.

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Francesca’s Infusion Experience ‘09

I was not even sure I was going to ‘Infusion’ this last May. Stephen and Kim had mentioned it to me.     I wanted to go but I did not want to deal with the pressure of feeling the need to walk around with a       fake smile plastered on my face, pretending to be happy. Because the truth is, I was not happy. I was     struggling with all sorts of questions and doubts. There was an intense anger burning in the pit of my   stomach because I didn’t know what to do with knowledge about the Bible and God. I thought, “I           know about God and about the Word and all that, but what the heck am I supposed to do with it?”

There is so much I wanted to do with my life, and still do. I want to make a practical difference in           people’s lives. I want to be a friend not a judge, and to give. I thought the Bible required me to be a judge, but I wondered, “How could I judge anyone when I was such a sinner myself?” My struggle was taking me all over the place intellectually and emotionally. I didn’t know how to be me and be a child of God at the same time.

I felt like an impostor to everyone. To my non-Christian friends I was Continue Reading…

Posted by Steve Bugler, 8 years ago at 12:00 pm.

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