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{August 26, 2008}   Christ and Sin: Reflecting on the Text

This section begins with question 11.

11) "John began this epistle by telling of his personal encounter with Jesus. What is your testimony to the reality of Christ? When did you first know He is the way, the truth, and the life, and when did you put your faith in Him?" (pg 12).

Believe it or not, when I asked a few people this question.  Some were resistant as if there were a wrong answer, some were spouting anything that came to mind, and a few even got upset over it.  Can you imagine?  Not sure why anyone would get upset or feel they have to impress someone.  The simple answers are just as power as the major ones. 🙂  It is HIS glory after all and He can shine in big and small things.

I have so many testimonies, none really that jump out at me at this particular moment.  BUT in my defense, I am rushing against time….I have to go to work soon.  Most recently, the change within myself.  A sense of value or the blessing via the plumbing problem that God took care of for me.  By this I mean a plumbing company came out to my house and fixed a major issue of where my lines were clogged.  I did not have to pay a thing.  Keep in mind this company drove 19 to 29 miles to get here and with gas prices, he didn’t even charge for travel, not his time, and not for the service.  WOW!!!!!  You know what this person said?  He asked if I went to church.  I stated yes and told him which one.  He then responded, "Consider this seed sown."  That was Christ working through him.  I did not have the money, but had to have my drain lines fixed.  God knew this and provided. Hallelujah!!!

I put my faith in him while I was in kindergarten or pre-K, I was about 5 years old, when I came to know my Father and Savior.

I will finish this section later….time for work. Enjoy.

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Theresa says:

I too was 5 or 6 when I trusted Jesus as my Savior.  It has surprised me too sometimes how and why people take offense to that question.  I remember being offended one time when a man asked me if I was a Christian, but the more I thought about it I realized that he had to ask because I was not acting like one.  Not a high point in my life…



Sheila says:

I have one of those simple testimonies. I knew about God from a very early age. I didn\’t become a Christian until 1999 (33 years old). God never pulled me from the depths of depression or out of some deep addiction to some substance to get my attention. He didn\’t perform a great miracle of healing in my presence, "slay me in the spirit", or cause any other miracle to physically show me his presence. I was sitting at a Christian music concert (yes I loved the music even though I wasn\’t a Christian) and POW! I realized his truth about salvation all in one instant and that\’s when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. See, nothing spectacular by some standards, but for me it was the most wonderful moment of my life.



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