Friday, July 16, 2010

Evangelism idea - Tell your story!

Personal testimonies drive our economy. Case in point - want to dominate all you do and be the world's best like Tiger Woods, Roger Federer, Thierry Henry? Just shave with a Gillette razor (see commercial here). Of course! Who didn't know those athletes dominated their sports because of their choices in morning hygiene? The idea for this weekend is to carefully put together your personal testimony - the story of what God has done in your life. It has been said that "a man with a testimony will never be at the mercy of a man with an argument." No one can deny what God has done in you. I mentioned the testimony tool in a previous idea about asking good questions (check it out here). Today we'll just be more intentional about putting it on paper and being ready to recount it at any moment. This will take a little bit of time but once you've done it you'll remember it for years to come. You will "always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have." (1 Peter 3:15). Your testimony is a powerful tool. Remember the Samaritan woman (John 4) and the many people who believed because of her testimony (Jn.4:39). Remember the promise of Rev.12:11! So, wasting no more time, work through the testimony worksheet linked here and for more training on that check out the MP3 below. Do your best to carefully articulate who you were before Christ, the gospel, how you trusted Christ and what He has done since. He is the focus and this tool is just another way to share the Good News with people that desperately need Jesus. If you want a great Biblical example of a "3 minute testimony" check out Paul's strategic use of this tool, in court, in Acts 26. Also check out the example below for a great idea of how a personal testimony should look. Check out more on putting your testimony together from Finally, look for an opportunity, this weekend to share your testimony!

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