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An Interview With My Dad

On my Podcast, I’m starting a new series where I interview different people who have been faithful in serving Christ.

I decided that I had to kick this series off with the person I look up to when it comes to this attribute of being faithful, Doug Hutton.

My dad has been the picture of faithfulness over the years and he has been a great example when it comes to faithfulness and loving the Lord.

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Do You Know Jesus?

Do you know Jesus? As you read this statement, you are probably thinking “yes, I am saved.” But that’s not the question I am asking!

Do you know Jesus?

I believe many people have accepted Christ as their Saviour but that’s where there knowledge of Him stops. They don’t know Him any further, any deeper or any better!

“Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.”
‭‭John‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Notice that phrase “When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he…” Here in this passage, Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees who were questioning whether He was the Son of God or not.

Jesus told the Pharisees that they would know Him when they had lifted Him up. I started to think about how well do I know Jesus? Do I know Him or is He just my ticket out of Hell? What am I doing to lift Him up so that I can better know Him?

How can I lift up Jesus so that I can know Him better? This should be something we ask ourselves everyday!

Through worship I can lift Christ up! I believe that we can worship Christ both publicly and privately, but how we worship in private is seen by how we worship in public. The thing about the Christian life is that it all starts at home. It all starts in your personal time with God. I need to worship and praise and show Him reverence when I’m alone so that when I’m around others, I can worship Him and not be ashamed or out of practice or have to force it. The world watches us as Christians to see how we worship Christ. If we lift Him up in praise than we will know Him better and give the world a chance to see and know Him also!

Through work I can lift up Christ. A great way to lift up Christ is through your work or service for Him. If you want to know Him better, serve Him more! The more you work for someone, the more you learn about that person. The same goes with Christ, if you truly serve Him, you will know Him better!

If you want to know Christ, do anything and everything you can to lift Him up! Make Him the most important Person of your day, let others know how important He is!

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Seasoned With Salt

“Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The way we talk to each other goes along ways. The tone of our voice, the words we say, our speech as a whole will either build someone up or tear someone down.

Seasoned with salt.

This phrase is pretty interesting. Why should my speech be seasoned with salt? I’m not a huge fan of salt, I like a little salt here and there but I’m not always reaching for it to season my food with, I’m more of a black pepper guy.

People use salt to season their foods for basically two reasons. One, to add flavor or to sweeten their food. Two, to cut down on the bitterness of the food.

If that doesn’t tell you why your speech should be seasoned with salt, then you are missing the point. Your speech should be sweet and without bitterness.

I have found that if I answer someone with speech seasoned with salt, I’m more likely to convince them of my point of view. If I answer someone without that salt, I’m more likely to push them away or turn them against me.

As Christians, our number one duty outside of our personal walk with God is to be a witness. If I learn how to speak with grace, I will be better equipped to tell others about God’s grace.

I’ve met so many Christians who would rather run people off than teach them and give them time to grow in the Lord. When I listen to these types of Christians, I can see that their speech is not with grace, not seasoned with salt.

I think of the story of Jesus when confronted with the woman who had committed adultery. The men who had brought her before Jesus had already condemned her, they wanted Jesus to condemn her also. But Jesus in His infinite wisdom, told them whoever hadn’t sin to cast the first stone. The men all left and it was just Jesus and the woman. In that moment, Jesus could have spoken to her and belittled her. He could have condemned her. He could have called her for all her sin. But He said, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” Jesus gave her the ultimate chance to get right and live for Christ.

Whoever you talk to, wherever you go, have speech that is seasoned with salt!

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