Seeing Jesus Come to Life in People (Testimony and Song)

I simply want to share the joy  which is in my heart right now.  I am teaching in a few small groups within my church.  I am sharing with the people in these groups the story of Jesus.  I am sharing with them how messed up things got with Adam’s fall, and how all the good things which happened after that weren’t enough for us, and that we needed something more than the gift of Moses.

This week I was leading the group through many passages which underline the mess we were in and we very clearly saw that we were not able to fix this, nor was the law of Moses enough for us.  And I was able to share with them that it is only through the loving kindness of God in the work of Jesus Christ that we are lifted from the way of the wicked to the way of the just.

Having people read the Scriptures together and highlighting these very poignant passages,  then teaching about salvation in Christ, all of this brings deep deep joy to me.  It’s what I was made to do.

There is one student in particular who stands out.  There’s not a lot of church background, but a sort of familiarity with the story of Jesus.  At the end of our time together she said “I am really enjoying our time together, because I am finally understanding the Bible.”  What joy in me!  And she is really grasping the Gospel of Jesus!

Here is a song which grasps the teaching I’ve been giving in these days.  I am rejoicing while listening and praying with this song, that Jesus is bringing this reality into peoples’ lives in these days.  What precious joy!

I Am A Red Gem

I am glad to share with you a beautiful moment from prayer.  Jesus showed me how He is able to make me holy, by both an image and a work in me.  I am confident that He wants to show His goodness to you as well!!

Pierced to the Heart

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I was pierced to the heart while reading the Gospel of John.  Jesus is telling his disciples that He is going to become like a grain of wheat, which needs to fall to the ground and die so that it can yield great fruit.  He is predicting His suffering and crucifixion along with His glorious Resurrection.  He is ALSO binding us to the same way, and he says “He who loves his life with lose it; he who is an enemy to his own life in this world will keep it, so as to live eternally.

You’ve heard it said that you must die to yourself.  The need to die to ourselves is for the purpose of finding eternal life.

There is a legend that Peter was leaving the city of Rome to save his life.  As he was leaving, He met Jesus on the way and asked Jesus where He was going.  Jesus said that He was going into the city of Rome to be crucified again.  Peter was distressed and said to Jesus that he would go with Him.  As Peter turned to go back into the city, Jesus disappeared.  Peter knew then that Jesus had appeared to him to remind Peter that he must bear witness to Jesus.  Peter must lose his physical life so that he could gain eternal life in Heaven.

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As I read this passage today, I recognize that Jesus is reminding me to stop living for myself, and that I must live for Him, so to gain eternal life.  John 12:25 pierced my heart today.

My Testimony – Chad

This is Chad’s testimony. He’s continued to develop his relationship with Jesus Christ for his entire life, always striving to give more of himself in the call to be a disciple. The Lord continues to fill his life with love, joy, and peace.

To listen to more testimonies, click here.

My Testimony – Bobby

This is Bobby’s testimony. He drifted away from the Lord for a while during his life, but the Lord brought him back through the grace of the Sacraments. What a gift! Now he’s in the seminary, everyday pursuing a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

To listen to more testimonies, click here.

My Testimony – Deacon Bryan

I’m grateful to share my story with you. It’s a story of grace and deep moments of conversion – many moments of conversion.

Every disciple of Jesus Christ has a story. Some may think their story is unexciting or even boring, but this is not the case. Jesus Christ has worked good things in the lives of his disciples – this is not a boring fact!

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