Testimonies

In this section I’ll share some of my personal experiences that illustrate some of the principles of the One with Christ studies. If you have a testimony that you’d like to share to encourage others then please email it through.

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Repentance, Faith and Transformation

Often in the One with Christ studies we come back to repentance and note that real repentance involves a true change of heart that only God can bring. So if we are to repent then we need to come to Him with the faith that we can be different. We don’t stop with accepting His forgiveness, but rather we seek God and keep seeking until He changes our hearts. A nice illustration of this happened recently when my son Jacob was intentionally provoking his sisters. I could see that he was enjoying the sport of upsetting the girls and this would happen fairly frequently. On one obvious...

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Humility

In the One with Christ studies the subject of humility comes up from time to time. God really lifts up the lowly and broken hearted and resists our pride. The problem with pride is that it is often hard to recognize the pride in our hearts. Even when we are well-intended, we can be well-intended and sincerely proud.  A point in case: In my younger years, I had a good friend that I wanted to come to faith in Christ. An event happened that I thought could only be solved by a miraculous move of God. If God acted, it would prove to my friend that God is real (and I was right). So I decided to...

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Revelation of the Heart

In Series Two and Three we look at the importance of knowing the spiritual state of our own hearts. Like the Laodiceans, we need the Spirit of Jesus to reveal our hearts to us so that we can turn to Him and find transformation and freedom. As we mature in Christ we have times that are real milestones or turning points in our journey. For me, some of these turning points came as I saw the reality of my own heart. One such time I was listening to someone talk of the Song of Solomon as a picture of our relationship with Jesus. He spoke of the love of God being like strong or intoxicating wine....

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Head vs Heart

Head vs. Heart In Series One we look at the vital need for our head-knowledge to become heart knowledge. We all have different experiences of this and often it takes a fair amount of time for the knowledge to make it from our head to our heart. But at other times, it can happen as an instant work of revelation. I remember a close friend telling me of her revelation that God is Love. She had a palpable excitement and eyes that glowed with the light of revelation because she had come to truly know in her heart that God is Love. And that revelation changed her. However, for me that same...

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