A Note from Pastor Paul & Karen
“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”
We all love a good story! We all enjoy hearing personal testimonies. Testimonies can encourage, teach, help, motivate and bless us. We would like to say a special thank you to all who shared their testimonies this summer! What a blessing to have the “redeemed of the Lord say so” as they shared their special individual stories with us. Your stories have impacted our lives with God’s faithfulness, His saving grace and His goodness. Each one brought glory to our amazing God!
In Acts 3, a man born lame is healed through the power of Jesus’ name
(vv. 1–8). With this result: “All the people saw him walking and praising God, and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him” (vv. 9–10).
When Peter was challenged to explain his ministry to Gentiles, he told the story of their miraculous conversion (Acts 11:1–17). With this result: “When they heard these things, they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, ‘Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life'” (v. 18).
Each of us has a story to tell that could potentially change the lives of others. If you have trusted Christ as your Savior, He has rescued you, snatching you from the hand of the enemy, for which we all should be forever grateful, thankful and praising Him.
If we will love our Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:30–31), our story will impact more people than we can imagine.
When the earliest enemies of Christianity “saw the boldness of Peter and John,” they “recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).
Will those we meet today say the same of us?
Let’s remain strong during all the difficulties that we are facing! Let’s redeem this time of hardships by living out in our daily lives, the love, grace and peace of Christ. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
We are praying for you all and miss you very much.
Pastor Paul and Karen