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What does my testimony include? – 1 Peter 4:10

by Jim Jamison

As we live our life before the world, we are to be salt and light, but what does our walk before the world include? Daniel had such a reputation for following God that his enemies attempted to entrap him through that relationship, and his King honored him by his relationship in Daniel 6. Proverbs 4:18 tells us that “the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” Our reputation before the world is so very important in how we live. We are also told in James 1:22 to “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves” Obedience to the Word of God is another way we live our lives before the World. Obedience does not gain us salvation, it grows out of our salvation. If we love God we will be obedient to Him. Also out of our love for God, we serve Him out of our gratitude. 1 John 4:19 says “We love Him, because He first loved us.” Our service is not out of duty, but out of our love for Him. Our Testimony also, involves our stewardship of His gifts. 1 Peter … READ MORE

The importance of the unspoken – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

by Jim Jamison

In John 13:1-17 Jesus challenged his disciples, by girding on a towel and washing their feet. He told them in verse 15 “I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” The key here is not the washing of the feet, but the willingness to be a servant to those who are around us. Servanthood, is the supreme act of humility, Jesus was saying not only by his words, but also by His actions, that what we do i9s as important as what we believe and how we act. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reminds us, “What know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit which are God’s.” As a follower of Jesus Christ, we are a living examples for others to be directed toward our Heavenly Father. We need to understand that our actions will truly display our beliefs. We are reminded in Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he: . . … READ MORE

Living in Victory – 1 Samuel 17:45

by Jim Jamison

As David faced Goliath, in 1 Samuel 17, we are reminded that Goliath seemed like a overwhelming foe. How was David able to go against this enemy, with the confidence that He not only had a chance, but that he would be able to defeat this might enemy? David says in 1 Samuel 17:45, You have come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. BUT I come to you int eh name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Esrael, whom you have defied.” Here we are reminded that as we face the enemies of our soul, we need to remember that while they may seem insurmountable, We come before those enemies in the power of the LORD of hosts! It is God who protects our hearts, Jude tells us that there is no reason to fear because as a follower of Jesus Christ, we are “called, beloved in God the father, and kept for Jesus Christ” (1:24). The Word “kept” referees not only to a watchful guard, but also to a guarantee. God provided our guarantee because He knows that we need to have confidence in our salvation. While we … READ MORE