CHRISTIAN FAITH

BOBBY’S TESTIMONY

Personal notes from Bobby Greenwood:

I am a sinner saved by grace. If there is any good in me it is Jesus – my only hope of salvation.  I try to keep God’s commandments and fail miserably at times but don’t hesitate to accept God’s forgiveness and mercy through His precious son’s blood which was shed on the cross for the redemption of sin.

I’m so happy and thankful that God looks at my heart and not my deeds.  As you know, my good works are as filthy rags in God’s sight.  The kingdom of God does not need me but I need God in my life. God allows me to enjoy some little ministries to serve His people in the name of Jesus. Actually, I don’t even deserve to be able to be used by God. It is only by His grace and mercy that He humors me and allows me to do good works.

I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ on a daily basis.  He is the rock of my salvation. The Holy Spirit is my Comforter.  The miracles of God never cease to amaze me and yet my faith is fragile and sometimes weak.  I wish I were a better Christian man but perhaps when I grow up I will improve after all I’m only seventy-two years old. If you are reading this please say a short prayer for me that God’s Will will be done in my life.

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When I was twelve years old, I was saved in a tent revival across from my house on Spring Street in the playground of the old City Elementary  School.

I followed my sister to the altar to repent of my sins and to accept Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of my life.  Actually, I probably didn’t know much about what I was doing, but by God’s mercy, He honored my public declaration and effort and I became a Christian.  I was baptized later that year at First United Methodist Church by Rev. Thorton Fowler.  Through the inspired old and ancient songs in the Methodist hymnal, I learned more about the Lord.  About this time as I attended the Backsliders Class Sunday School with my father, I was taught more about Jesus through Music Direction of Bro. Jeff Wall.

~ Interview by Elma Greenwood,  November 16, 2010

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