Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Can anything good come from Nazareth? How about from you?

Why should anyone listen to you when you share the gospel? Would anyone put their faith in Christ because of you? What kind of credibility do you have with others? Aren’t you just a regular guy; just like everyone else?

Well, people said a similar thing about Jesus. He was just the son of a carpenter from the small and insignificant town of Nazareth. Nazareth was a backwater village. It was a tiny hick-town. Nothing noteworthy and no one of importance came from Nazareth, definitely not someone worth leaving everything you have to follow - your family, job, and possessions.
Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?" Nathanael asked. "Come
and see," said Philip. - John 1:45-46
It was when Jesus demonstrated the power of God that his glory was revealed and then the disciples put their faith in him.
This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. - John 2:11
Do people want to put their faith in Christ because of the way you live your life? Does your life demonstrate the power of God? Is your life changed in real ways? Are your actions and words notably different? Does your life reveal the glory of God? Have you been transformed or are you still just like everyone else?

Our lives need to be a dramatic testimony of God’s transforming and redemptive power. When we submit ourselves to Christ and allow the power of God to thoroughly change us and when the power of God is invited to work through us, people will see the glory of God. Your life will have gone from obscurity to eternal significance for the kingdom of God.

3 comments:

joe said...

Amen!

joe said...

Amen!

jacques N Kakudji said...

amen, Our live has to demonstrate the power of God. for us to win the souls.