Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Power of Testimony

When a weatherman in Minnesota “testifies to what he has seen and heard,” people are quick to react.  Today is another example.  The “big one” is on the way to be followed by another ominous sounding “polar vortex!”  People are staying home from work.  Meetings are being cancelled.  Plans are being adjusted.  Words have the power to change behavior!

This Sunday, February 23, we will consider the “power of testimony” to declare the truth about Jesus, inspire, convict and even overcome Satan.  It is the final message in this series we have called “Exponential:  Tipping Points of Transformation.” 

The Gospel writer John declares, “And this is the testimony; God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.  Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”  I John 5:11   Do you believe it?  Do you testify to this truth both with your words and the life you live?

We usually think of a testimony being personal, describing the change that has occurred in our lives because we have met Jesus.  We have also seen how the testimony of a Transformation Church can have a catalytic impact on a community, region or state when we look beyond our walls and partner with others. Witness the testimony over the years of Pray Elk River, Mission Rwanda, and now, Bless Minnesota!  

Dominoes have reminded us of important “tipping point” issues during this series.  Please find and bring your domino with you this Sunday.  We still have a few extras too.  We will utilize them in a couple of fun ways during this final message of the Exponential Series!

Our worship will include another visit from the New Song Kids Choir under the direction of Jody Abboud as well as special guest, Jessica Singh, from Heart of the City, who will lead us in the song “One True God.”  Not only will we rock out to “Sweet Jesus,” but sweet rolls will be served following worship by our Jamaica Mission Trip team.  It’s going to be an awesome day!  As always, you are encouraged to invite someone new to Christ Church.

Friends, on this beautiful winter day in Minnesota, I testify to the truth.  Jesus is Lord… and Spring will come again!

Be blessed,
Pastor Greg Pagh
Christ Church - Otsego

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