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The Woman of Samaria (10 of 10)
Great Faith Series
John 4:1-30, 39-42
In this series of studies it has been necessary to repeat some matters, but this need not worry us. It is important for us to emphasize and reiterate truth that we need to learn carefully, especially as most people remember only abut one-sixth of all that they hear and a quarter of all that they read- the rest is forgotten
In this message we are going to notice the tremendous power of faith there is in a personal testimony. There is great power in preaching, but there is special power in personal testimony which may be defined as: telling others out of our own experience what we know about the Lord.
Who He is, what He is able to do for those who trust Him, and above all, what He has done for us.
One of the most powerful illustrations of the power of faith and power of a testimony is found in the story of the woman by the well. What actually happen? Well, read the story for yourself and see how she came to know the Lord, and then at once went forth to tell others what He had done for her. She did not organize a meeting and she did not preach I n the accepted sense of the word: she simply told her story and the result were scores of conversion.
There are four good reasons why every Christian should engage in personal testimony:-
(1) The Lord Jesus Encouraged It
However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, "Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you."
And the look at Acts 1:8
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
(2) The Apostle Practices It
I believe Paul was the greatest preacher that ever lived. And I also believe that he was a great soul-winner. For example; we have the record of his testimon ...
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