1st Sunday of Advent | 2 Corinthians 12: 8-10
Giving testimony gives the Glory to our Lord Jesus Christ, and that's not all. It also helps you reconcile your memories, bring you close to a congregation, and provide a certainty that God is in the midst of it all. It puts you in a position of vulnerability so that strength can be revealed. Consider what 2 Corinthians 12 says: "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness... For when I am weak, then I am strong."
The Latin root for testimony is "testis," meaning "witness," and this witnessing; of what God has accomplished in your life will help others to consider what God has done in their life.
Giving testimony is not a time for bragging or beating of the chest; instead, it ought to be a time of honesty, experience, strength, and hope.
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we give thanks to all of our friends who testify to the amazing love of Christ of the Lord. Special Thanks to Craig Brady (Firstlight) Jeanne Sutton and Joy Holifield (The Crossing) Doris Barell and John Jackson (Traditions) for stepping forward to give testimony. To God be All the Glory!