Summary: How can we share our Christian testimony? John the Baptist shows us to keep answering 4 questions.

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Turning Our Talk to Jesus

John 1:19-34

Sermon by Rick Crandall

McClendon Baptist Church - Feb. 15, 2009

*Do you have a testimony?

1 John 5:9-12 says:

9. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son.

10. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.

11. And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

12. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.

*When you believe God’s testimony about His Son Jesus Christ, He gives you a testimony! And He wants you to share it. How can we do that? How can we turn our talk to Jesus? John the Baptist shows us to keep answering 4 questions.

1. The first question for you to answer is this: Who are you?

*Vs. 19 says, This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?’’

*In vs. 20-23, John answered honestly and humbly. He spoke in a way that gave glory to God. And he told them about his God-given responsibility to speak out about the coming Messiah. John found a way to turn the conversation to Jesus.

*But what a great question we see in both vs. 19&22: “Who are you?” There are many ways you could answer that question: I am a husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, brother, friend. I am a student, retiree, doctor, policeman, nurse, teacher, stay-at-home mom, lawyer, truck-driver, mill-worker, salesman.

*Who are you? That question goes to a whole new dimension when you put your trust in Jesus Christ.

*Who am I? In Christ I am:

-Justified (Rom 5:1)

-A child of God (Rom 8:16)

-Forgiven (Col 1:13, 14)

-Sanctified (1 Cor 6:17)

-A New Creation (2 Cor 5:17)

-More than a conqueror (Rom 8:37)

-Saved by grace through faith (Eph 2:8)

-A laborer together with God (1 Cor 3:9)

-An inheritor of eternal life (1 John 5:11-12)

-Getting all my needs met by Jesus (Phil 4:19)

-Being transformed by the renewing of my mind (Rom 12:1-2)

-Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb (1 Peter 1:18-19)

-And much, much more!

*Who are you? Lula Day’s Mother was Mrs. Jo Bayles. She passed away in 1986. Mrs. Bayles’ health had been going down a long time. And though she had been a devoted Christian for many years, she was somewhat afraid to die. But a few days before she died, Mrs. Bayles had a dream. She was part of a great multitude in Heaven before the judgment seat of God. Jesus was on the throne.

*As she stood in the crowd, Mrs. Bayles trembled, wondering what would happen. -- Then Jesus pointed His finger at her, and said, “You are mine.” After that dream, she was never again afraid to die. What a relief! What a joy to hear Jesus say: “You are mine.”

*Mark Hall of Casting Crowns expressed this great truth in one of the best Christian songs of the last 10 years:

Who am I?

That the Lord of all the earth,

Would care to know my name,

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