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Impact of One Sermon

Last week there was a testimony shared by someone in the church. It encouraged me and challenged me and I thought of sharing it here. In 1983 a young women attended the church for the first time. The sermon that day was about Dustbin or Trashcan. Yes. The pastor preached from Philippians 3. This chapter first talks about the priceless value of knowing Christ. Then Paul write in verses 7&8

7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ

After listening to this message she gave her life to Jesus. Its more than 25yrs since this happened. But the impact this one message left in her life is still to be seen. She has t-shirts made with photo of Dustin on it and some other things like that which will make people to ask her whats it. Then she shares her story and gives them a CD with the Dustbin message. Yes! She carries some Cd's with this message wherever she goes and gives to people. That's what she testified. She was thankful to pastor for the message he preached that day and said that was the best message pastor ever preached because it changed her life.

This testimony made me to think a lot. Many times we take our preaching or whatever we do casually. But we never know that one message or sermon can change a person's life for ever. What do you think?

Whatever we do we have to give our best. We need to pray and prepare the best way we can.

We never know what one sermon can do.

May God Bless You!
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