How I Got Saved
Hey everyone! My name is Jeran Ferguson. I’ve been following Jesus since I was 17 and I love Him more and more every day.
I grew up in a Christian home, for the most part. I was taught right and wrong and that we go to church on Sunday. But as I got older I would see a lot of Christians that I was close to put on a face for Sunday service and then on the drive home they would be angry with each other. Sometimes there would be arguments that led to them screaming and cussing at each other. Or I would see people who said they were Christians but they would be living in complete sin with no desire for God. With that kind of environment, I was taught inadvertently that Christianity is something we do for two hours on Sunday.
As I got older, God became an afterthought, if I thought about Him at all and I slowly walked into sin. I became a typical teenage boy who partied. I smoked weed and got drunk often, and I was addicted to pornography. My life was full of lies and manipulation just so I could look better to others.
My brother was one of my encouragers to these negative traits at the time, until he got born again.
I would see my brother only a couple weekends out of the month. When we saw each other we would do the usual, smoke some weed or get drunk, but then one day he visited and it was completely different.
He was down to earth, he was helping around the house, he was singing worship songs. The whole time I couldn’t help thinking “who are you?”
Now you have to understand, at the time in his life, my brother was either stoned or on edge and stressed out. He wasn’t the type to be singing and doing dishes in a house he didn’t live in. When I asked him what was going on with him, he told me about Jesus. He told me how Jesus has changed his life and started showing me scriptures. I thought to myself “my brother has lost it.”
After about a month or so, I saw the change in my brothers life. He was truly a completely different person. So I began asking some questions about God. I read the Bible and I started looking into history to see if the Bible was accurate. The more I researched, the more I believed.
One day, after a few months of this, I met a man who was discipling my brother at the time. I asked him a lot of questions that I had and we talked until about 2 am.
Before I left his house he started praying for me. He asked Jesus to come and show himself to me. As he prayed this prayer, I felt a tangible presence all around me, and a weight like a heavy blanket cover me. The presence got so strong that I ended up falling over. Once I came to, I asked “what was that?” He told me, “that was Jesus.”
From that point on, my life has been changed and I’ve been following Jesus ever since.
How My Work Will Benefit You
My main goal in my articles is to communicate the Word of God in such a way that anyone can understand it. I want to take the knowledge in the Bible and make it actionable, because the Word is meant to be acted upon.
Some topics I focus on are:
- Righteous living
- Intimacy with God through prayer
- Knowing God through His Word
- Foundational teachings from the Bible
Like I said before, I don’t want to teach these topics just to communicate knowledge, my focus is application. After all, Jesus said “follow Me.” I don’t think He ever said “quote me.” One of my favorite quotes I’ve ever heard is “we don’t need a fresh word, we need to become the word we’ve heard.” That is what this website is about: hearing the Word of God and then acting on it, so it becomes a part of our everyday life.
I pray these teachings will bless every reader who studies the Word of God to know Jesus, and that this website will become an effective resource to assist all believers to a look a little more like Christ.
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Jesus love you all and God Bless!