THat We Could Persude

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In Acts Chapter 26, Paul was giving his testimony before King Agrippa.

Our testimonies should have an effect on people, because our testimony about God in our lives, is never about us, but what He is doing and has done through our lives.

Verse 29: “’I wish before God,’ replied Paul, ‘that whether easily or with difficulty, not only you but all who listen to me today might become as I am—except for these chains’.”

If we have an opportunity to speak in public about Christ Jesus, what would our approach be. Would we adjust to our audience, because we are afraid of what they might think, or would tell it as it is regardless of the consequences.

The Christian message is about repentance. Understanding we don’t measure up the The Loving God that created us. Repentance involves being sorry,  for how we have fallen short. Repentance involves a change of mind, a new set of values, and being willing to change into the person, we were created to be. Jeremiah 29 verse 11.

The Christian message is about a change in life-style, we stop living for self {self-interests} and start living for Our Creator’s purpose fro us.

The Christian message is about Transformation, but first there needs to be a change of heart, which results in a change of attitude and actions.

We all know the transformation in Paul life, but God has no favorites {Acts 10 verse 34}, all lives can be Transformed.

There is a saying, “If we were on trial for being a Christian would there be enough evidence in any of our lives to convict us”.

Acts 26 verse 28: King Agrippa was almost persuaded to become a follower of Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend, but self interest, of what people might have thought of him, because he was a king after all, most likely stopped him.

No matter what the outcome of our testimonies, people should see something different that they want, that we have by His Grace. His Mercy given to a repentant heart, to give us New Life in Him.

How much more of us needs to be transformed, that others might be persuaded to follow Him. Daily devotion, to all He is and all He has done for us may tip that scale.

God Bless.

O F J

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