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Giving Our Testimony

Acts 4:10

It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.

June 2019When is the last time you spoke to someone about your faith – told someone about Jesus? When was the last time you shared your testimony with anyone? I’ve asked some folks to send me their testimonies. Some have done so – some have not. Our testimony is a tool we can use – if we will – to draw others to Jesus. We’ve been lookin at the Book of Acts of late on Tuesdays. The Apostles and disciples were telling people about Jesus – even at the risk of their life.

We talk a lot about giving our testimony – about sharing how Jesus has impacted our lives with others – at our church. We have a time in worship called Telling Our Story where people either give a testimony or we talk about a person’s witness/walk with Christ. This is an easy time to give testimony – because it is in the church family. It is harder to give your testimony outside the church. Are we sharing Jesus with others? We might even have a Tuesday set aside to share how God has touched our lives – and invite the whole congregation. Continue reading

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Jesus Is The Only Way!

Acts 4:12

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.

112015 Ray McDonaldI remember a story I heard as a young pastor. The pastor was asked his opinion of the various Christian denominations and whether they all led a person to heaven. His response was very interesting. In the morning – a variety of buses pick up children from my community and other communities in town. They all come from a variety of communities – but they all end up at the same school.

This works for denominations – I guess – as long as they are pointing people toward Christ. Point to be made – not all denominations that call themselves Christian point people to Christ.

I have a friend who says one of the criteria for who he will date is that they be familiar with and agree with John 14:6 – where Jesus says – I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Continue reading

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