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Eyewitness Testimony


Daily Bible Reading – Jeremiah 48,49; Psalm 67; 1 John 1

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 1:1-4

 

During the course of my professional career as an investigator, I have been called to testify in court on quite a few occasions.  While each case has been different, every time I have received a subpoena I have been asked to testify about what I had seen or heard during my investigation.  There are many different types of evidence that can be introduced into a court case, but one of the most credible types of evidence is eyewitness testimony.  Each time I have been asked to testify in court, I was able to give credibility to the prosecution’s case simply by talking about the things that I had actually experienced firsthand.

Many people tend to think of the Bible as simply a collection of stories.  They believe that the Bible is a narration of different events in time that may or may not have actually happened the way they are written.  In today’s key passage, the apostle John reminds us that the Bible is much more than that.  John writes, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.” (Vs. 1)  See, the Bible is not just a collection of stories; it is primarily a collection of eyewitness testimonies written by men as directed by God.  John did not write about what he thinks someone else might have seen or heard.  Instead, he (along with the other writers) wrote about their own personal experiences.  Because of this, we can trust that the words contained in God’s Word are true and accurately reflect our God.  As you read the Scriptures, always keep in mind that you are not just reading a story that was written a long time ago.  Instead, realize that you are reading an eyewitness testimony, trust in the truth of God’s Word, and believe.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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God’s Love and Ours


Daily Bible Reading – 1 John 1-5

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 4:7-21

 

On this day, let us not forget the reason for all of the celebration.  Let us not forget that today is a day of joy.  On this day, we celebrate God’s perfect love for us.  We celebrate what He did for us.  We celebrate the fact that he gave us his only Son to take away our sins.  As we bask in that love, I hope we will all try a little bit harder today.  I pray that on this day, we will all attempt to show a little bit more love to others.  I pray that when a potential frustration arises today, we will have the strength not to react in anger, but to react in love.  I pray that we remember today that everyone we talk to, everyone we see again, and everyone we meet for the first time are all God’s creations and treat each of them with the respect and love they deserve.  I pray that we never lose sight of the love of Christ and that we never forget to put Him first in our lives.  Finally, I pray that you and your families have a very Merry Christmas today, and that we all give Jesus the one birthday present He really wants – our worship.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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Eyewitness Testimony


Daily Bible Reading – Jeremiah 48,49; Psalm 67; 1 John 1

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 1:1-4

 

During the course of my professional career as an investigator, I have been called to testify in court on quite a few occasions.  While each case has been different, every time I have received a subpoena I have been asked to testify about what I had seen or heard during my investigation.  There are many different types of evidence that can be introduced into a court case, but one of the most credible types of evidence is eyewitness testimony.  Each time I have been asked to testify in court, I was able to give credibility to the prosecution’s case simply by talking about the things that I had actually experienced firsthand.

Many people tend to think of the Bible as simply a collection of stories.  They believe that the Bible is a narration of different events in time that may or may not have actually happened the way they are written.  In today’s key passage, the apostle John reminds us that the Bible is much more than that.  John writes, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.” (Vs. 1)  See, the Bible is not just a collection of stories; it is primarily a collection of eyewitness testimonies written by men as directed by God.  John did not write about what he thinks someone else might have seen or heard.  Instead, he (along with the other writers) wrote about their own personal experiences.  Because of this, we can trust that the words contained in God’s Word are true and accurately reflect our God.  As you read the Scriptures, always keep in mind that you are not just reading a story that was written a long time ago.  Instead, realize that you are reading an eyewitness testimony, trust in the truth of God’s Word, and believe.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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God’s Love and Ours


Daily Bible Reading – 1 John 1-5

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 4:7-21

 

On this day, let us not forget the reason for all of the celebration.  Let us not forget that today is a day of joy.  On this day, we celebrate God’s perfect love for us.  We celebrate what He did for us.  We celebrate the fact that he gave us his only Son to take away our sins.  As we bask in that love, I hope we will all try a little bit harder today.  I pray that on this day, we will all attempt to show a little bit more love to others.  I pray that when a potential frustration arises today, we will have the strength not to react in anger, but to react in love.  I pray that we remember today that everyone we talk to, everyone we see again, and everyone we meet for the first time are all God’s creations and treat each of them with the respect and love they deserve.  I pray that we never lose sight of the love of Christ and that we never forget to put Him first in our lives.  Finally, I pray that you and your families have a very Merry Christmas today, and that we all give Jesus the one birthday present He really wants – our worship.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

 

Eyewitness Testimony


Daily Bible Reading – Jeremiah 48,49; Psalm 67; 1 John 1

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 1:1-4

 

During the course of my professional career as an investigator, I have been called to testify in court on quite a few occasions.  While each case has been different, every time I have received a subpoena I have been asked to testify about what I had seen or heard during my investigation.  There are many different types of evidence that can be introduced into a court case, but one of the most credible types of evidence is eyewitness testimony.  Each time I have been asked to testify in court, I was able to give credibility to the prosecution’s case simply by talking about the things that I had actually experienced firsthand.

Many people tend to think of the Bible as simply a collection of stories.  They believe that the Bible is a narration of different events in time that may or may not have actually happened the way they are written.  In today’s key passage, the apostle John reminds us that the Bible is much more than that.  John writes, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.” (Vs. 1)  See, the Bible is not just a collection of stories; it is primarily a collection of eyewitness testimonies written by men as directed by God.  John did not write about what he thinks someone else might have seen or heard.  Instead, he (along with the other writers) wrote about their own personal experiences.  Because of this, we can trust that the words contained in God’s Word are true and accurately reflect our God.  As you read the Scriptures, always keep in mind that you are not just reading a story that was written a long time ago.  Instead, realize that you are reading an eyewitness testimony, trust in the truth of God’s Word, and believe.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

God’s Love and Ours


Daily Bible Reading – 1 John 1-5

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 4:7-21

 

On this day, let us not forget the reason for all of the celebration.  Let us not forget that today is a day of joy.  On this day, we celebrate God’s perfect love for us.  We celebrate what He did for us.  We celebrate the fact that he gave us his only Son to take away our sins.  As we bask in that love, I hope we will all try a little bit harder today.  I pray that on this day, we will all attempt to show a little bit more love to others.  I pray that when a potential frustration arises today, we will have the strength not to react in anger, but to react in love.  I pray that we remember today that everyone we talk to, everyone we see again, and everyone we meet for the first time are all God’s creations and treat each of them with the respect and love they deserve.  I pray that we never lose sight of the love of Christ and that we never forget to put Him first in our lives.  Finally, I pray that you and your families have a very Merry Christmas today, and that we all give Jesus the one birthday present He really wants – our worship.

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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If you like this post, please SHARE it with others to spread the Word of God.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

 

Eyewitness Testimony


Daily Bible Reading – Jeremiah 48,49; Psalm 67; 1 John 1

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 1:1-4

 

During the course of my professional career as an investigator, I have been called to testify in court on quite a few occasions.  While each case has been different, every time I have received a subpoena I have been asked to testify about what I had seen or heard during my investigation.  There are many different types of evidence that can be introduced into a court case, but one of the most credible types of evidence is eyewitness testimony.  Each time I have been asked to testify in court, I was able to give credibility to the prosecution’s case simply by talking about the things that I had actually experienced firsthand.

Many people tend to think of the Bible as simply a collection of stories.  They believe that the Bible is a narration of different events in time that may or may not have actually happened the way they are written.  In today’s key passage, the apostle John reminds us that the Bible is much more than that.  John writes, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.” (Vs. 1)  See, the Bible is not just a collection of stories; it is primarily a collection of eyewitness testimonies written by men as directed by God.  John did not write about what he thinks someone else might have seen or heard.  Instead, he (along with the other writers) wrote about their own personal experiences.  Because of this, we can trust that the words contained in God’s Word are true and accurately reflect our God.  As you read the Scriptures, always keep in mind that you are not just reading a story that was written a long time ago.  Instead, realize that you are reading an eyewitness testimony, trust in the truth of God’s Word, and believe.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

God’s Love and Ours


Daily Bible Reading – 1 John 1-5

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 4:7-21

 

On this day, let us not forget the reason for all of the celebration.  Let us not forget that today is a day of joy.  On this day, we celebrate God’s perfect love for us.  We celebrate what He did for us.  We celebrate the fact that he gave us his only Son to take away our sins.  As we bask in that love, I hope we will all try a little bit harder today.  I pray that on this day, we will all attempt to show a little bit more love to others.  I pray that when a potential frustration arises today, we will have the strength not to react in anger, but to react in love.  I pray that we remember today that everyone we talk to, everyone we see again, and everyone we meet for the first time are all God’s creations and treat each of them with the respect and love they deserve.  I pray that we never lose sight of the love of Christ and that we never forget to put Him first in our lives.  Finally, I pray that you and your families have a very Merry Christmas today, and that we all give Jesus the one birthday present He really wants – our worship.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

 

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

 

 

 

 

Eyewitness Testimony


Daily Bible Reading – Jeremiah 48,49; Psalm 67; 1 John 1

Today’s Key Passage – 1 John 1:1-4 – CLICK HERE to read the key passage

 

During the course of my professional career as an investigator, I have been called to testify in court on quite a few occasions.  While each case has been different, every time I have received a subpoena I have been asked to testify about what I had seen or heard during my investigation.  There are many different types of evidence that can be introduced into a court case, but one of the most credible types of evidence is eyewitness testimony.  Each time I have been asked to testify in court, I was able to give credibility to the prosecution’s case simply by talking about the things that I had actually experienced firsthand.

Many people tend to think of the Bible as simply a collection of stories.  They believe that the Bible is a narration of different events in time that may or may not have actually happened the way they are written.  In today’s key passage, the apostle John reminds us that the Bible is much more than that.  John writes, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life.” (1 John 1:1)  See, the Bible is not just a collection of stories; it is primarily a collection of eyewitness testimonies written by men as directed by God.  John did not write about what he thinks someone else might have seen or heard.  Instead, he (along with the other writers) wrote about their own personal experiences.  Because of this, we can trust that the words contained in God’s Word are true and accurately reflect our God.  As you read the Scriptures, always keep in mind that you are not just reading a story that was written a long time ago.  Instead, realize that you are reading an eyewitness testimony, trust in the truth of God’s Word, and believe.

 

During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you?  Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.

 

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

 

 

 

 

God’s Love and Ours


Daily Bible Reading – 1 John 1-5

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment, because in this world we are like him. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. (1 John 4:7-21)

On this day, let us not forget the reason for all of the celebration.  Let us not forget that today is a day of joy.  On this day, we celebrate God’s perfect love for us.  We celebrate what He did for us.  We celebrate the fact that he gave us his only Son to take away our sins.  As we bask in that love, I hope we will all try a little bit harder today.  I pray that on this day, we will all attempt to show a little bit more love to others.  I pray that when a potential frustration arises today, we will have the strength to not react in anger, but to react in love.  I pray that we remember today that everyone we talk to, everyone we see again, and everyone we meet for the first time are all God’s creations and treat them with the respect and love they deserve.  I pray that we never lose sight of the love of Christ and that we never forget to put Him first in our lives.  Finally, I pray that you and your families have a very Merry Christmas today.

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May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you today.

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