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“This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all.” 1 Timothy 1:15 As I was reading through this chapter I realized that as Paul preached the gospel, it was infused with his testimony. Gospel and testimony seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Paul is giving instruction to the people on how to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord, but he is also telling them how God had so mercifully saved him. Paul had done some pretty terrible…

“And it shall come to pass, that everything that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh.” Ezekiel 47:9 I just finished reading the Book of Ezekiel in my daily devotions, and once again this Scripture stood out to me. Ezekiel is writing about his vision of the river which originated under the temple and flowed out blessing all the land. The river was filled with all kinds of…

“Whoever does not have the Spirit cannot receive the gifts that come from God’s Spirit. Such a person really does not understand them, and they seem to be nonsense, because their value can be judged only on a spiritual basis. Whoever has the Spirit, however, is able to judge the value of everything, but no one is able to judge him.” (I Corinthians 2:14-15 in the Good News Translation of the Holy Bible) I recently read this quote by an anonymous writer, “When you don’t witness, you just did.” It made me think about how my life is a witness…