Sunday, July 16, 2006

 

Transformation

Last month, a visitor came to our men's Sunday school class and seemed to be very interested in what was being said. When the pastor gave the altar call, this young man, Derlis, went forward and professed faith in Jesus, along with about 5 others. I have had the privilege of discipling this man since his profession of faith. He brings his 2 small children and the lady that I assumed was his wife to our meetings and I tell stories to them, and some of the youth who also want to be part of our group. Apart from this, I have been visiting them in their home where Derlis, his lady and I can talk about things without the presence of a group. The lady, Marta claims to believe and has been Baptized. However, Derlis shared that they are not married, and he wants to make it right. God has convicted him to tithe, even though he seems to have pay at the end of the month, and his friends have noticed a different man.

Saturday night, he and I sat at a booth at Burger King and he had lots of questions about how we should respond when someone does not walk in light and claims to be a believer.


The scriptures teach that if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature. Old things have past away, behold all things are become new. For Derlis, this verse is very descriptive.

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