Have you ever noticed that when a teacher uses a story (an experience from their life) that the material they are presenting becomes more relevant?
The student or audience becomes more engaged especially when the story relates to their background, their culture, and their area of expertise.
In the Bible, Jesus taught using parables. A parable is a comparison, illustration, or a juxtaposition. Jesus applied scripture to a story that drove home the point.
This method of teaching preserved the interest of the hearer until the spiritual application could be made.
Jesus said “This is why I speak to them in parables:‘Though seeing, they do not see;though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” Matthew 13:13
As firefighters, we seem to be born story tellers. We fellowship together and remember our experiences through the power of story telling. By telling our stories others can better understand what we are trying to convey.
What if someone heard your personal story?
What if someone is struggling with the same burdens we have already faced in our lives?
What if they believe their is no hope and they have given up on life?
What if by reading or hearing our personal story they would be encouraged by it?
Bringing Back Brotherhood is seeking firefighters who feel led to share their stories.
God has places others in our lives for divine purposes and we are to minister to one another.
We are praying that a few of you would be willing to email us your testimony so it can be shared with the world.
If you feel led to so or you have faced great adversity in your life: don’t waste it! Share it!
The Dead Sea is dead because a mighty river flows into it but nothing flows out of it.
If we allow life and our experiences to be absorbed they can become a cancer to our soul. But, if we would step out in bravery to share our Firefighter testimony we can help others, ease our own burdens, and bring hope to those in dark places.
And after all, isn’t that what being a firefighter is all about: Helping others? We can share a page of the book of our lives and know that God’s word says:
“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book” Psalm 56:8
God knows our pain and what we have been through, yet we stand today as living proof that He has brought us through the fires of life.
Why not share your story of hope and encouragement with others?
If you are ready to encourage others with your story Email us at: BringingBackBrotherhood@gmail.com
God Bless You All!
Bringing Back Brotherhood Ministries