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Sharing the Gospel. Your Testimony. Personal Testimony Facts. 100 percent of all Christians have a powerful testimony to share. Our relationship with Jesus grows through daily Bible study and prayer. Our witness then flows out of that daily and life-changing relationship with Him.

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sharing the gospel

Sharing the Gospel

Your Testimony

personal testimony facts
Personal Testimony Facts
  • 100 percent of all Christians have a powerful testimony to share.
  • Our relationship with Jesus grows through daily Bible study and prayer.
  • Our witness then flows out of that daily and life-changing relationship with Him.
  • Because of the power of the Holy Spirit, we possess everything needed to effectively share the life-changing power of God!
your personal testimony
Your Personal Testimony
  • Your Testimony has authority
    • You are the eyewitness and source of information for your salvation experience
    • People are more likely to believe an eyewitness over other sources of information
    • Your personal testimony is not debatable
    • Nonbelievers cannot argue about what happened to you!
    • Your testimony carries authority because you are the one who had the experience.
your personal testimony1
Your Personal Testimony
  • Your Testimony Communicates
    • It is more than words or ideas
    • It is real life because it happened to you
    • We are all passionate about what happened to us
your personal testimony2
Your Personal Testimony
  • Your Testimony Relates
    • Nonbelievers may be experiencing the same feelings, struggles and temptations as you without the benefit of Jesus in their lives.
    • Nonbelievers will be able to relate to your life experiences as they search for true meaning and joy in life.
    • Hopefully, the nonbeliever will begin to consider Jesus as the answer for their lives as they hear how you discovered life.
paul s personal testimony
Paul’s Personal Testimony
  • Acts 22 & 26
  • Acts 26:9-23
    • Paul opposed everything that Jesus taught (vv. 9-12)
    • Paul met Jesus – bright light & voice of Jesus (vv. 13-15)
    • Paul is commissioned to take the Gospel to the Gentiles (vv. 16-23)
personal testimony guidelines
Personal Testimony Guidelines
  • Be brief – no longer than 3 to 5 minutes
  • Give precise details about the most important points
  • Avoid “Christian lingo” like “I repented” or “I accepted Christ”
  • Practice your testimony to become more confident & effective
  • Be yourself, relax & use your normal voice
  • Be friendly, smile & maintain eye contact
  • Be sure to listen to both verbal and nonverbal responses
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit gives you wisdom , boldness and strength
  • Be real every time you share your testimony
developing a personal testimony
Developing a Personal Testimony
  • My life before I made a commitment to follow Jesus.
  • How I came to know Jesus personally.
  • My life since I came to know Jesus personally.
  • Scripture to memorize:
    • Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (NIV)
    • Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (NIV)
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