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"His Witnesses"

January 13, 2006

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"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8

Have you ever asked yourself, "Why am I here?" Many people today are asking that question. The search for an answer leads many to a Pandora's box of philosophies and religions. But there is only one answer that is true: We have been placed here to praise God and to be witnesses of Jesus Christ. There is no greater calling in life than to share the love of God with people. We are not an accident of evolution; we are individuals brought into being by our triune God that we might love Him and praise Him forever.

While we are here on earth, our primary purpose, according to God's plan for our lives, is to remind people of sin and to reveal the love and forgiveness of God for all people in Jesus Christ. We bring eternal comfort into the lives of others when we proclaim that Christ died to pay for their sins so they might be with Him in paradise someday. Our life in Christ is not an aimless drift into oblivion but a fulfillment of the purpose for which Christ has called us to be His own.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, by the power of Your Spirit, help us tell others of Your love by both our words and our actions. Amen.

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Today's Bible Readings: Job 11-13    Matthew 9:18-38

Change Their World. Change Yours. This changes everything.

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