Share your story
Whether you’re a new Christian or a seasoned Bible scholar, your personal testimony of how you became a Christian is one of the most impacting ways to share your faith.
A testimony explains a certain part of your life. It is not your whole life story. A testimony should explain what your life was like before you became a Christian, how and why you became a Christian and how your life has changed since becoming a Christian.
Everyone loves a good story, and there aren’t many better stories than God coming through in a situation. Think back to the time you became a Christian, or a time when God answered your prayers, showed you He is real or did something miraculous. These are stories worth sharing! These stories have the ability to create “I want that!” desires in the hearts of those we are sharing with. People may find fault with elements of your theology, but they can’t argue with your experience.
Here are a few tips for when you do share…
- 1 – Focus on what God has done and can do, not what He hasn’t done.
- 2 – Avoid Christianese words. Keep it simple and normal.
- 3 – Be aware of the signals they are sending that indicate their interest, or disinterest.
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him.John 4:28-30
Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers.
They said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”John 4:39-42