Thursday, February 24, 2011

March 19, 2009 (Exodus 30; John 9; Proverbs 6; Galatians 5)

Do you have a testimony? Every true follower of Christ does. What is your testimony? A testimony is simply a statement of what Christ has done in a person’s life.  There is a man in John 9 who gives his testimony to a bunch of religious leaders. This man was blind and Jesus opened his eyes. During his testimony the religious leaders became angry with him because he was too positive about Jesus. They finally said to him, “you were born in utter sin, and would you teach us?” (v.34) They said this for two reasons.

First, they thought that since this man was born blind he or his parents must have done some terrible sin (this seemed to be the mentality of that day, for even the disciples thought the same thing…see verse 2). Second, they thought that because this man was a sinner and had not had the proper training he was not in a position to “teach” them. Notice what the man had said to them though, “One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” (v. 26) That is what a testimony is. It does not matter how great a “sinner” you once were (Oh that everyone could see how great his or her sin is!). It does not matter if you have not had formal training in evangelism. Were you once blind? Has Jesus now given you sight? Then you have a testimony…..go and tell it to someone today!

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