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By Steve Higginbotham
May 6, 2005
A few weeks ago, I had the
opportunity go to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and speak in a
weekend seminar hosted by the Edmonton Church of Christ. It
was such an encouragement to go so far away and find so many
good people who are striving to conform their lives into the
image of Jesus, just as we are here in Glasgow, Kentucky.
However, here's something that
came to my mind as I spent some time with these good
brethren. You know what? These people had an accent. I
could tell I wasn't in Glasgow, KY anymore. Don't you suppose
they were thinking the same thing? "Where's this guy from?"
"He's certainly not from around here, that's for sure."
My point is, that from hearing
one another speak, we were able to immediately learn something
about each other. Now, here's my question. If you began
speaking, how long would it take for someone listening to you
to discover that you belonged to Jesus? In Acts 4:13, when
the people heard Peter and John, they "perceived
that they had been with Jesus."
My prayer is that my "Christian
accent" will be as strong as my West Virginia/Kentucky accent,
and that the "Christian accent" of my Canadian friends will be
as strong as their Canadian accent. Eh?
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