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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…

“But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19 Mark chapter five tells us the story of a man who is possessed by evil spirits. He was living a life of torment and constant terror as these spirits made him howl, and cut himself with sharp stones. No man could subdue him for he appeared to have super human strength, breaking chains and smashing shackles. Jesus has a conversation with these spirits and they beg Him to allow them to enter into…

Job 23:10, “But he knoweth the way that I take: When he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Think with me for a minute, what would the world (Christianity, the church, the Bible, your life) be like without the story of Job? The book of Job is a celebrated story of an incredible man who did not forsake God in the highest and lowest parts of his life. Even though I may not go through the exact same things Job endured, I find comfort and strength in his reaction to the calamity the he and his wife…