“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”
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2 Timothy 1:8(KJV) “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord,”
I am going to be doing something a bit different this time. It has been on my heart to write about the testimony but it hasn’t been quite the time until now. This article will be a two-part article going from this week and next week. I hope you are blessed.
We will start off with the obvious question, “What is a testimony?”. A testimony is a formal written or spoken statement. It is spoken to give witness of the truths that have occurred. For example, if someone was in a hit and run accident on the highway, a witness or even yourself would stand and tell of the happenings that went on during that incident. Now, with that example, you can imagen how important it would be to have that testimony, whether it be from yourself or someone else. In scripture, it says Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I won’t get into the depths of this, but I believe that he wants to destroy Christian’s testimonies because of the power of influence they can have on someone’s life. I will get into that more in Part Two of this article.
In a Christian’s life, there are so many ways that our God works to heal, save, and protect us that in the moment we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, it is so overwhelming we have to physically express in some way. I have seen people react anywhere from leaping for joy and running around to weeping with the deepest, heartfelt sob I have ever heard in my life. In that moment, we are delivered from every bondage, every depression, every heartbreak, and every sorrow. I honestly believe our hearts cry out to our God in thanksgiving in an individual basis, just as we were created. As I have said may times before, we were created individually. He knew us before we were even born (Jeremiah 1:5), and even the hairs on our heads are numbered (Luke 12:7). In those moments of that deep heart cry, I believe that THAT, my friends, is the true beginning of our revelation of God and the testimony to our lives.
Each person’s testimony will be different from the next, so it is important that we do not compare ours to another’s. We have all been blessed with so many graces and mercies that the power of our individual testimony will be able to touch other’s in their lives to show the power and love of God. There is a man I enjoy watching who is FAR from your “usual” evangelist. His name is Todd White and he was a drug addict and an atheist for 22 years. The very first time I saw him, he was doing a video with the heavy metal group “Korn” and along with the lead singer of Korn lead by the Holy Spirit, they were able to pray with the fans, bring healing and deliverance, and really be an influence to a greater diversity.
We never know who the Holy Spirit could touch with our testimony if we keep it to ourselves. Let’s stop being afraid to tell our stories for fear of judgement or condemnation. Let the Holy Spirit guide you to reach out to others along with wisdom and discretion. Remember, we were each touched by someone’s personal testimony at some point in our lives, especially the testimony of Jesus Christ as we believed and asked Him to be our Lord and Savior.
Pray out, Speak out, Reach out, Live out.
Christ’s Corner was founded by the late Pastor, Teacher, Professor and Father Dr. Walter D. Hill. Dr. Hill was a loving and devoted family man and minister of the Gospel. He was a retired public school teacher who pastored three Baptist churches over a total of 20 years and his goal was to inform, challenge, and encourage people through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He started the Christ’s Corner ministry through an E-mail based weekly article. Over time, he connected with local papers before expanding throughout the United States until he was able to reach out to missionaries who shared his work around the world. We are excited to continue his work in spreading the love of Jesus Christ in our homes, in our communities, and to the world.
We believe that the bible is the inerrant word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in a living God who is three in one. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin being fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. We believe that Jesus was crucified and buried then arose again on the third day. We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer that He sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, and indwells at salvation. (John 14:16-17, John 16:7)
My name is Anna Green and I am the daughter of Dr. Walter D. Hill, the founder of Christ’s Corner. I was saved at a very young age but it wasn’t until I was older that I truly started to seek Him out. Growing up as a southern Baptist preacher’s daughter, I have experienced and witnessed a lot of different “religious” stumbling blocks being in the backside of ministry, but I am thankful that I could learn from my dad as he continued his educations and studied out all of the different beliefs.
I am now a member of a non-denominational church called Outreach Church in Newnan, Georgia under the covering of my Pastor and Co-Pastor Kevin and Nicole Royston. Under them, my husband and I began to flourish and grow in the things of God and learn what it is to be Spirit lead. Outreach Church reaches out to the surrounding communities as a witness of Jesus Christ to those who are lost and broken and to bring encouragement to those who are hurting. To show the love of God to the forgotten and ashamed so that they would know that there is forgiveness and salvation. Click here to visit their page.
Before our dad passed, he instructed me as to how to conduct the Christ’s Corner each week, leaving his ministry for me to continue and grow. With my husband’s insight and knowledge along with my close immediate family’s skills and talents, we hope to continue to expand and share the Word of God and look forward to working with others in build this ministry.
I have decided to stand, unashamed in believing God and His word and keeping my eyes on Him. I will continue to seek Him and trust Him all the days of my life.
Thank you and God bless.
As we go through life, we are hit by bad choices, hard circumstances, and consequences of our sins. Each true Christian can testify that they have gone through these valleys and struggles. But we are here to encourage you that there is hope. An everlasting hope.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” What a deep love that is to give so much so that a sinner like us could have a chance to be saved. Not only do we have the choice to be saved, but He wants us to live life more abundantly (John 10:10). He has a plan for us to have a complete life full of purpose. God wants, so much, to have a personal relationship with you!
Accepting Jesus as your lord and savior is not as complicated as some would have you believe. You can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace through faith in His son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). All that is needed is for you to confess that you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask Him to forgive you. It’s a matter of the heart. God cares about the attitude of your heart, your honesty. When you are TRULY ready to give your life to the Lord, it can seem like a hard situation. Your mind and heart are battling for what they think is best, but I assure you, accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savor is the best decision you could ever make. Speak with your mouth! Let it come freely from your hearts! Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Below is an example of the sinner’s prayer for you to say and confess Christ as your savior.
“Heavenly Father, I confess now that I am a sinner, and I ask that you forgive me for my sins knowingly and unknowingly. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins and that you raised Him from the dead. I accept Him now as my personal Lord and Savior from this day forward. Father, I ask that you guide my life and help me to do your will. I ask this, in Jesus’s name, Amen.”
Once you’ve spoken this out and truly confess from your heart, your sins have been forgiven! You’ve become white as snow in God’s eyes! (Isaiah 1:18). We encourage you to become involved in a local church. Let them know that you’ve given your life to Christ and that you’d like to be baptized. Let the Holy Spirit lead you and begin to seek God’s face!
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