Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Aug 12, 2007
There are four marks of a witness: 1 firsthand experience of Christ. 2 A witness must be able to express themselves verbally. 3. A witness will have confidence in the
Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 13, 2009
Think about this. There were no witnesses to creation except the angels. God created, and He created man last. So He had to have told Adam what He did, and the information was passed down from there. So we either believe the Creation account, or we disbelieve and we accept some
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 31, 2011
FEAR OF WITNESSING
Leighton Ford, Good News is for Sharing, 1977, David C. Cook Publishing Co., Page 15:
In preparing for this book, I have talked to a lot of people, and the fear issue comes up front again and again. What makes people hesitate to share their faith? Here are some of the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 15, 2012
CHARACTER AND WITNESS
John Bunyan said of Christians: "When all their garments are white the world will count them His," and the skeptical German poet Heinrich Heine said to Christians, "You show me your redeemed life and I might be inclined to believe in your Redeemer."
The authentic life
In court, bearing witness is telling the truth about what you've seen and heard. John the Baptizer was doing the same about Jesus. If we witness, we can tell others about something the Lord has done in our lives, whether relating to Salvation or some other matter of His
Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 25, 2016
Hugh Hewitt in his book “The Embarassed Believer” contends that most Christian are embarrassed believers. They do not talk about their faith or church. They don’t have Bibles on the corner of their desks. They never engage others in spiritual conversations. And the result has been the dramatic
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 11, 2009
WHAT IS A WITNESS?
I once heard a story about a prosecuting attorney from a small Texas town who called his first witness to the stand in a trial. She was a grandmotherly type, and he asked her, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?"
She said, "I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
A fine lad entered the Army. He faced a real test the first night he went to be in the barracks. He had formed the commendable habit of placing his Bible on his bed at home and kneeling down to read a chapter while having his daily prayer time before retiring.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Nov 21, 2001
In Decision magazine, Peggy DesNoyers writes:
My job as a psychiatric home-health nurse brought me in touch with many people who were hurt or angry and who were searching for answers to problems in their lives.
I knew that Jesus was the answer, but I couldn’t bring myself to talk to them about
Contributed by Edwin Amundson on Jul 26, 2002
The Marks of a Witness
1. A witness must have a first-hand experience of Christ. Hearsay is not acceptable in a court of law, nor in the court of this world?s opinion. People will listen only to what we have personally seen and heard.
2. A witness must be able to express himself verbally. We may
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 10, 2011
REVENGE IN WITNESSING
Yubis was filled with grief and didn't know where to turn. Yubis' husband--a pastor--was brutally murdered as a martyr in Colombia for his faith and teachings of Jesus Christ. As a result, their two-year-old daughter was despondent--and she stopped speaking. She would only
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jul 15, 2010
THE WITNESS OF BOOTH AND LEE
In the early years of her life she witnessed horrific events as members of her family were beheaded in conflicts in China. Although she was only a little girl, MI LEE (not her real name) was forced to watch and still hallucinates about these terrible and barbaric
Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Nov 8, 2011
Not witnessing to the lost is like telling a person who is sick with appendicitis to just relax, think positive thoughts, listen to some nice music and everything will be fine. No it won’t! He needs to see a doctor, realize that he’s going to die unless he has surgery and has that appendix removed.
History of Israel stands as a witness...
About 300 years ago, the King of Sweden was having personal doubts about God’s existence and the Bible's divine nature. He called for Count Von Zinzendorf, who was the bishop of the Moravian Church, to provide evidence about God’s existence and Divine
Contributed by Bret Toman on Oct 31, 2012
FRANCIS CHAN'S SERVANT WITNESS
Francis Chan was flying to Africa and seated next to him was a man who happened to be a Muslim. So they were talking about what they believed and the man said "Ya, I know some Christians and I hear their message and it turns me off. I’m not interested."
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 3, 2003
[Embarrassed to Witness, Citation: Eastman Curtis, Raising Heaven-Bound Kids in a Hell-Bent World (Nelson, 2000); quoted in Men of Integrity (July/August 2001)]
As a youth pastor, I’d just entered a convenience store with "Jeff" to pay for the gas I’d put in the church van. It was apparent that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 16, 2009
JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES AND MORMONS
New studies reveal most adult Witnesses have made a personal commitment to Christ they consider important in their life, but only 10% base their hope of salvation on a confession of sins and acceptance of Jesus as savior. 61% of Jehovah’s Witnesses, vs. 42% of
Contributed by Steven Chapman on Nov 6, 2000
In the article "The American Witness" in the Nov/Dec 1997 issue of The Barna Report, George Barna examined 131 different measures of attitudes, behaviors, values, and beliefs. In that study he concluded that in the aspects of lifestyle where Christians can have their greatest impact on the lives of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 10, 2008
Jehovah's Witnesses and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) reported the largest membership increases in a year, according to the National Council of Churches' 2008 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches. Although Jehovah's Witnesses currently rank 25th in size with over