In a world of bad news, the good news of the gospel is as great as ever before.
Perhaps more than in any Easter in our lifetime, people across the world are shaken and seeking hope. Let’s not waste this opportunity to amplify the good news of the gospel. Join TGC in the week leading up to Easter as we share the hope of Christ with a desperate world.
Inspired by a concept from Reality L.A. (pastored by TGC Council member Jeremy Treat), we invite you to share your #JesusChangedMyLife story.
The idea is simple. We want to mobilize Christians across the world to proclaim the good news of Jesus by testifying on social media to how he changed their life. We want people all over the world—quarantined in their homes and scrolling on their phones—to see a flood of stories about how the resurrected Jesus brings purpose and meaning and hope.
We want people all over the world—quarantined in their homes and scrolling on their phones—to see a flood of stories about how the resurrected Jesus brings purpose and meaning and hope.
Rather than each of us inviting one person to an Easter service, we could each proclaim the gospel to hundreds of non-Christian friends and co-workers and invite them to join our local churches with their online Easter services.
Here’s how you can participate:
- Create a one- to two-minute video of yourself sharing your testimony of how Jesus changed your life. Here are some tips on how to tell your story, as well as selfie video best practices (see also here). Include an invitation at the end of your video for others to believe in Jesus, and welcome them to follow up with you or another Christian community for help in this difficult season. If you don’t want to share a video of yourself, feel free to just write your testimony in a social-media post!
- Share the video on social media starting the Monday of Easter Week (April 6). Be sure to use hashtag #JesusChangedMyLife and tag your church’s social-media handle in your post (e.g. #JesusChangedMyLife @RealityLA) so people can learn more about Jesus through a local church.
- Pray that the resurrection power of Jesus on display in these videos would inspire many to tune into a service on Easter and begin their own #JesusChangedMyLife journeys.
In this moment of fear and darkness in our world, believers have a unique opportunity to proclaim hope and offer light. We don’t know what will happen in our world in the next few months, but we do know what happened on Calvary 2,000 years ago. We don’t know everything God is doing in the COVID-19 crisis, but we do know what Jesus has done for us.
Let’s tell that story.