CAT Sermon: October 22, 2006

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CAT Sermon: October 22, 2006

  1. 1. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>Question </li></ul><ul><li>What is your testimony? </li></ul><ul><li>A testimony is words that best express how and why you live. </li></ul>
  2. 2. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>WHY GIVE A TESTIMONY? </li></ul><ul><li>1)It honors the Father </li></ul><ul><li>2)It reminds us of His goodness </li></ul><ul><li>3)It speaks power and truth into other people's lives. </li></ul>
  3. 3. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>Out testimonies must be built upon what Christ did for us, in us, and through us. </li></ul><ul><li>“ For he made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteosness of God in Him.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>Our testimonies must be rooted in our understanding of God's ultimate intention: </li></ul><ul><li>“ For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things to whom be glory forever.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>In other words........ </li></ul><ul><li>Our testimony begins with Jesus, and continues forever with Jesus. </li></ul>
  6. 6. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>What to know concerning your testimony </li></ul><ul><li>God's love is revealed (John 3:16) </li></ul><ul><li>Man is sinful (Romans 3:23) </li></ul><ul><li>Sin has a penalty (Romans 6:23) </li></ul><ul><li>Christ paid the penalty (Romans 5:8) </li></ul>
  7. 7. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>What to know concerning your testimony </li></ul><ul><li>Salvation is a free gift (Eph. 2:8-9) </li></ul><ul><li>Christ is our salvation (John 10:10) </li></ul><ul><li>You must receive Him (Romans 10:9) </li></ul><ul><li>You have eternal life (1John 5:13) </li></ul>
  8. 8. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>EVERY BELEIVER MUST UNDERSTAND THIS BASIC TRUTH AND ABLE TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHERS...... </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul>
  9. 9. BASICS OF OUR JOURNEY <ul><li>REALIZE YOUR TESTIMONY IS TO BE UPDATED ON A DAILY BASIS. IN OTHER WORDS..... WHAT HAS BEEN REVEALED TO YOU TODAY? </li></ul>

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