Devotion

What’s True of Every Christian

by Greg Laurie on Jun 5, 2020
He answered and said, ‘Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.’
—John 9:25
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If you’re a follower of Jesus Christ, here’s what I know about you without even knowing you: Once you were blind, but now you see.

That’s a common phrase we use today, but it came from a New Testament story about a blind man. Jesus saw this man and healed him in an unorthodox way. He spit on the ground, stirred it around in some dirt, and then put it on the man’s eyes. Then Jesus told him to go and wash in the Pool of Siloam.

Immediately the religious leaders challenged the man and said, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner” (John 9:24 NKJV).

But he knew nothing except the name of the One who healed him, so he said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see” (verse 25 NKJV).

The woman at the well in Samaria is another great example of someone who shared her testimony effectively. Jesus engaged her in a conversation, and she ultimately believed in Him. Then we read, “And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, ‘He told me all that I ever did’” (John 4:39 NKJV).

That is the power of a changed life.

I think people are often surprised that we weren’t always the way we are now. I don’t know where they think Christians come from, but they seem to put us all in one giant category. Then we mess with their narrative when we say, “Hold on. I didn’t always believe this. I used to believe this way” or “I used to live another way.”

Everyone has a story to tell. So, let’s look for opportunities to start evangelistic conversations.

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