Your Testimony: How To Prepare and Tell Your Story

Take a few minutes now, working through these questions, and be ready for the next open door God gives you to tell your testimony.

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Before I Accepted Christ (or gave Him complete control)

      1.   What was my life like that will relate most to the non-Christian?

 

      2.   What did my life revolve around the most?  What did I get my security or happiness from?  (The non-Christian is relying on something external to give him happiness)

 

      3.   How did those areas begin to let me down?

 

How I Received Christ (or gave Him complete control)

      1.   When was the first time I heard the gospel? (Or when was I exposed to dynamic Christianity)

 

      2.   What were my initial reactions?

 

      3.   When did my attitude begin to turn around?  Why?

 

      4.   What were the final struggles that went through my mind just before I accepted Christ?

 

      5.   Why did I go ahead and accept Christ?

 

After I Accepted Christ (or gave Him complete control)

      1.   Specific changes and illustrations about the changes Christ has made:

 

      2.   Why am I motivated differently?

 

Helpful Hints

      1.   Write the way you speak; make the testimony yours.

      2.   Practice this over and over until it becomes natural.

      3.   Shoot for short -- 3 minutes. At that length, it's easily something you can put into a conversation without it becoming a monologue.

 

An example: Look at Paul's testimony as you consider how to tell your story.

His life before (Acts 22:1-5)

How (Acts 22:6-11)

After (Acts 22:12-21)