Upper Seneca Baptist Church
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Our Mission: Impacting the Kingdom of God one person at a time

News January

By Pastor Dennis Felder
How important is your Christian testimony? When we talk about one’s Christian testimony, most people think about sharing the story of their salvation experience. Yes, one’s salvation experience is a key element to their testimony, but there is another key element to one’s testimony that is often overlooked: The testimony of GIVING.

Think about this. Our salvation experience was achieved based upon the primary principle of GIVING. For John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world that he GAVE his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” It was this precious gift of Christ that enabled us to have eternal salvation. You see, GIVING is the foundational basis for a believer’s testimony.

As we embark on a new year in 2018, I am going to ask you to evaluate your Christian testimony. Ask yourself this all-important question, “Is my Christian testimony based upon giving?” I am going to challenge each and every one of us to develop a true testimony of GIVING in 2018.

During this upcoming year, God will be providing us with some wonderful opportunities to give back to Him. Our giving can and will take on different forms. This testimony of giving will involve our time, our resources, and our money. In 2018, I am asking you as your Pastor to please step up and to step out in faith to create a GIVING TESTIMONY in your life.

The Bible calls believers to reflect the very nature of God and that nature is firmly based in GIVING. Ephesians 5:1-2 tells us to, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

So, what will you give back to God in 2018 to show your grateful appreciation for His wonderful gift of salvation?