That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.      1 John 1:3-4

John the apostle never ceased to marvel at the life-changing relationship he enjoyed with his Lord. It overwhelmed him to know that, at a particular time in history, the God of the universe chose to have fellowship with him, a simple fisherman. John was so overjoyed that he earnestly wanted to share his joy with others so they, too, might experience the same joy. A special fellowship or “bonding” developed between those who had personally encountered Christ as they rejoiced together at God’s goodness to them.

Those around you desperately need to be encouraged by your latest encounter with Christ. Some have lost hope that they can experience the reality of God’s presence in their lives. They don’t need your philosophies or theological speculations. They don’t need to hear your opinions on what they should do. They need to hear from someone who has just come from a personal, life-changing encounter with the living Christ. When you have had such an experience you will be like the apostle John, hardly able to contain yourself as you rush out to tell others of your amazing encounter with God. Your responsibility will not be to convince others of the reality of God, but simply to bear witness to what your Lord has said and done for you. The change in your life will be your greatest testimony of your relationship to Christ. There is nothing more appealing or convincing to a watching world than to hear the testimony of someone who has just been with Jesus.

  1. April 4

    A very encouraging word from our Lord!Worth meditating.

  2. August 6

    Dear Brethren,We are happy and moved by what you share and teach. We are moved in our hearts writing to you and request for your teachings, such as your beliefs of your ministry to help teach the congregation here. We are located in  Kenya  Africa.
    We honor to hear from you. may the Lord bless you all.
    Pastor Joshua

  3. April 5

    Just tonight, feeling like the Lord has changed my direction regarding struggles I am having and that at times overwhelm me. The additional struggle is not to be a victim, but tonight I feel clearly that the Lord has said here is why…you can’t influence people toward me, if you aren’t walking in victory even during the struggle. Look up. Why so downcast oh my soul, you have Jesus, the lifter of your head, the holder of your heart. Thank you Lord. Praise you for your encouragement and clarity. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

  4. April 5

    Amen

  5. April 10

    Yes, I want the change in my life to be my greatest testimony of my relationship with CHRIST.

    Yes, I want people to hear of my testimony.

    Yes, I will bear witness to what the LORD has said, and done for me.
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    Fresh Encounters With CHRIST to me are:
    Reading the Bible
    Praying
    Worship
    Serve
    Praise
    GOD speaks to us through scriptures.
    Reading the Bible is a strong way to have an encounter with CHRIST.

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