Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Josh's Story " I Boast in nothing but the Cross!"

Hello, my name is Josh Sazdanoff, I currently am 22 years old and I also go by "beebop". Your probably wondering how I got the nickname beebop as a breakdancer. Well Landon, who is also known as 'L', used to have the name Rock Steady and if you used to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan, you would remember that the two bad guys who helped shredder were called beebop and rocksteady. Anywho, my testatmony goes like this:

I was born in Phoenix Arizona on November 24th, 1984 (when breakn' really started to get huge!). Both of my parents were and still are, God fearing Christians. I grew up having scripture read to me andwent to church with my two older brothers (Alex and Jeremiah) and younger sister(Tarah). As I got older I started to understand more and more who Jesus Christ was and that he died on a cross for the forgiveness of my sins. I still was not a Christian though. Just because I was born into a Christian home didn't mean that I was a Christian. I was still rebellious, selfish, and dead in my sins. When I was 9 years old I had a child like faith of Jesus, and so I asked Christ to come into my heart. Well, time went on and I wasn't really producing fruit in my life. So as I went to a church camp in Pennsylvania at the age of 13 I had deeper understanding of sin and the cross. I was convicted and rededicated my life to Christ; repenting of sin and trusting in the savior! I realized that I broke Gods law (the ten commandments). I realized that I had lied, stolen, looked on women with lust, had anger in my heart towards others (which is the same as murder in God's eye's). I also understood that if I died, I would have to face God as judge and He would have to administer justice to me. I would have been guilty and ended up in hell. Those are just a few of the sins that condemned me to hell but Jesus Christ saved me! Jesus paid it all on the cross, he took upon my punishment! I understood that I couldn't earn my way into heaven by being a good person but I only needed to turn my back on sin and trust in Christ. "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.'' -Romans 6:23 So sin has a real penalty and I had broke the law and Jesus paid my fine. A fine that I could never pay. I had to recieve ask Christ to come into my heart and change me. And I turned into a new person. God gave me a new heart and new desires. I started to look how I could reach out to the lost sinners and share the good news of Jesus with them. I was then baptized at the age of 15, proclaiming to the world that I have died to my old self and have risen as a new person through the power of Christ's resurrection. Christ not only died but he rose from the dead! I serve a living God and if you have question's about life, purpose, or you feel lost, or whatever, send me a comment and I would love to help. If you dont know Christ, dont wait another minute because life is short, dont gamble with it. Its a matter of heaven and hell and there is nothing more important than your eternal salvation! "I boast in nothing but the Cross of Jesus Christ"-Galatians 6:14

Some of my hobbies are hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, tree downing(just ask if you want to know), basketball, and you name it, I probably enjoy it. I have been breakdancing seriously for about 3 years . I bought a how to breakdance video by Mike "breaker" Garcia in high-school and started teaching myself. It took me a longtime to learn the windmill. But Tim "veritaz" learned it first, so he inspired me to practice hard and persevere. Those of you who are wanting to learn or have just started out, practice, practice, practice. Dont give up. It takes a long time to learn moves but it is awesome when you get it!

I thoroughly enjoy, going to outdoor malls and doing surveys with people, which allows me to evangelize and share the gospel. You may see me at desert ridge doing surveys with people on early Saturday afternoons. I just really have a fire to want to share with the lost on a regular basis ( if you ever want to do this, just let me know). I currently go to Whitton Ave Bible Church. and really enjoy teaching High school Bible class, lead Feed the need, and teach in the highschool/college group on Saturday nights. God is so good and it is only by his grace that I am able to do all these things! Acts 1:8- "And you will recieve power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth." Go out there and fufill the great comission, let compassion for the lost, swallow your fears!

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