My Story for His Glory - The Purpose of Your Testimony (Podcast)



Luke 8:38 Now the man from whom the demons had departed begged Him that he might be with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, 39 “Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you.” And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.
This is a dramatic story. Many of us have heard that story many times. The most impactful part of the story is when Jesus told the man to go back home and tell what great things Jesus has done for him. It is easy to focus on the tragic part of stories, but it is more helpful to others to share what God has done to bring you out.
Your testimony is your story to God's glory. What God has done for you is the greatest evidence of his presence and power. There is nothing anyone can say to contradict an authentic experience with the Lord. As we say, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”
Your testimony is the story of God's glory and grace in your life!
• A testimony is the statement of your faith in God.
• A testimony is an explanation of what Jesus has done for you.
• A testimony represents your chosen lifestyle, not only what circumstances have forced upon you.
• A testimony encompasses your purpose and predicts your future actions.
• Your testimony of faith and expectation also completes the circle of your prayers, even before you see the answer.

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Thanks-Giving is a Lifestyle, Part 4 - Abounding With Thanksgiving (audio)



Colossians 2:2 That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge...6 As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving is a lifestyle. It is a way of living and thinking. Giving thanks to God keeps our heart clear and our minds positive. Just like a 2000-year-old Giant Sequoia tree is deep-rooted, impervious to disease and fire because of its three foot thick bark, so the believer is rooted in Christ, the source of our life and strength.

Giving thanks is a real life way to handle difficulties. Think about times when you have felt overwhelmed by problems and difficulties. If you can remember, those seasons probably lacked a time of deep thanks giving to God. There's absolutely no way to successfully handle problems without the balance of rejoicing and giving thanks to God which helps us realize His grace within our situation.

In verse 2, the apostle Paul talks about the importance of the knowledge of the mystery of God. A mystery is something perfectly plain to the person who has ears to hear, but is completely hidden to the person who doesn’t care and will not focus. One of the characteristics of believers who are active in the kingdom and making a kingdom impact is appreciating the significance of something that the Bible calls mystery.

The Lord wants to share insights with you that will radically transform your life, build you up, and establish your faith in Christ. This abundance comes through abounding with thanksgiving.

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Triumph, Always!



2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the fragrance of his knowledge by us in every place.

In ancient Rome, a Triumph was literally a victory parade reserved for conquering generals. A Triumph was only authorized for occasions of complete victory, not only for successful campaigns or for putting down an insurgency.

As a Roman, the Apostle Paul had this in mind when he wrote, “Now thanks be unto God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ God "always causes us to triumph in Christ.” The important difference with us as believers is this: We don't celebrate conquering others. We celebrate overcoming circumstances, fulfilling God's purposes, and living out what Jesus has already accomplished for us!

What's more, is that we don't wait to triumph or celebrate until AFTER we see the victory, we do it BEFORE and DURING the challenges because we have faith that God through Jesus Christ is faithful to bring us through!

Listen and be blessed by the teaching from the series on the Firm Foundation Podcast, Thanks-Giving is a Lifestyle - Part Three, Triumph, Always.

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Thanks-Giving is a Lifestyle Part 2 - Rescued & Transferred (audio)




Listen to the latest teaching from the November teaching series on the Firm Foundation podcast, "Thanks-Giving is a Lifestyle" Part 2 - Rescued & Transferred

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Thanks-Giving is a Lifestyle




1 Thessalonians 5:18, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

Thanks-giving is a lifestyle. In the USA, Thanksgiving is also a holiday and one of our greatest traditions. 

The first mention of thanksgiving in the Bible is found in Leviticus 7:11-13, 
This is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings which he shall offer to the Lord: If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer, with the sacrifice of thanksgiving, unleavened cakes mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed with oil, or cakes of blended flour mixed with oil. Besides the cakes, as his offering he shall offer leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offering. 

Our offerings and service should be more connected to willingness and thanksgiving, than to a sense of obligation. For Israel in the past and for us today, God wants His people to develop a lifestyle of thanksgiving. Peace is a result of giving thanks, and giving thanks brings peace.

Hebrews 13:15 reads, Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 

Offerings and service should be more connected to willingness and thanksgiving, than to a sense of obligation. God wants His people to develop a lifestyle of thanksgiving. Peace is a result of giving thanks, and giving thanks brings peace.

Listen to, or watch, the first teaching from the November series on the Firm Foundation podcast, "Thanks-Giving is a Lifestyle."

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