SHARING OUR PERSONAL TESTIMONIES ABOUT HOW WE GOT JESUS
One of the most exciting and interesting ways to share Jesus is to give a personal testimony.
Your testimony is the basis of your witness. It is your story, your firsthand account of what God through Christ has done in your life.
Your testimony has authority. There may be many questions about the Bible that you may not be able to answer, but you are the authority on your testimony.
Writing out your testimony will help you be ready to tell your story about Jesus to anyone who asks.
Your testimony is important. If it is important to you, it will become important to other people.
As you prepare your testimony, seek the leadership of the Holy Spirit. Because you will have a very brief encounter with each person, it is necessary for you to seek the Holy Spirit's leadership in preparing to share your testimony.
God honors preparation. Carefully prepare your testimony so you can effectively share Jesus Christ.
Use short, simple phrases. Keep your testimony to the point. Remember, you are not describing the theology of how to be saved. You are simply sharing what Christ has done in your life.
A person might criticize, "Preparing your testimony is mechanical." Actually, as you share your testimony and relive the experience, God through the Holy Spirit can give your testimony a new thrust, a new dynamic and a new meaning, refreshing your heart and life.
God showed me the following way to share a testimony, It is really simple, all you need to do is fill in the answers and then share it with others.
How to Set your testimony up as an interview with questions and answers
In the book of John chapter 3 and verse 16, it says that God loved the world so much that He gave his only begotten son Jesus to die in our place. So that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Jesus said he was the way the truth and the life. He also said that no one could come unto the Father but through him. ( John 14:6 )
A scripture verse in the book of John chapter 17 verse three says; This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
My prayer is that you will turn your life over to God also and receive the free gift of salvation he has provided for you.
The following might be some questions you might ask me about my faith.
Question 1 - Before you became a follower of Jesus Christ; What was your life like? What was your mindset?
Answer- My life was... My mindset was...
Question 2 - What caused you to begin considering God? How did you come to the conclusion that Christ was the solution to your needs? What finally motivated you to actually come to God for forgiveness and to accept Christ as your Lord and savior?
Answer – It was because I ...
Question 3 – Tell me what took place, and tell me how did you receive Christ?
Did you go to church? Did you read the Bible? Did some one tell you how to do it?
Answer - I received Christ...
Question 4 – After you received Christ and became born again; What are some of the changes that have taken place in your life?
Answer – some of the changes that have taken place are...
Question 5 Do you have a favorite verse which is important in explaining your Faith Story?
Answer – My favorite scripture is...
Question 6 I want to have what you have, please tell me what I must do to be saved?
Answer – This is what you must do to be saved ...
God wants us to be creative in sharing our faith. We are all so different, and the Holy Spirit will instruct us in how we can best share our testimonies to reach a lost world.