Sharing Your Personal Testimony<br />An easy way to introduce people to Jesus Christ.<br />
Your Story is a Powerful Tool!<br />Every believer has a personal testimony of their experience with Jesus.<br />God can u...
Your Story is a Powerful Tool!<br />It can be shared in just a few moments.<br />It doesn’t require lots of scripture memo...
Three Major Parts of Your Story…<br />What was my life like before I met Jesus?<br />How did I meet Jesus?<br />When, Wher...
Paul’s Story – Before Jesus (Acts 26)<br />He talks about his religious heritage (vv. 4-5).<br />He talks about his reputa...
What about You?<br />Were you raised in church? Not?<br />Did you come to faith early in life? Later?<br />Who were some o...
My Story…<br />Grew up in a difficult home – father mentally ill.<br />Family stopped attending church when I was young.<b...
Pause<br />Take a few moments to jot down some things about your life before Jesus.<br />
Paul’s Story – Meeting Jesus<br />Where he was and what he was doing (v. 12)<br />His holy vision of Jesus (vv. 13-14)<br ...
What about You?<br />Where were you when you met Jesus?<br />Who influenced you or shared the gospel with you?<br />How ma...
My Story…<br />Went to work for Easco Aluminum.<br />Met Tim Parker.<br />Heard him talk about the Lord and saw the differ...
Pause<br />Take a few moments to jot down some things about how you met Jesus.<br />
Paul’s Story – After Meeting Jesus<br />Immediately testified of who Jesus was in Damascus and Jerusalem. (v. 20)<br />Was...
What about You?<br />Have people seen a change in you since coming to Christ?<br />How have your actions changed?<br />Do ...
My Story…<br />He gave me assurance of my salvation and security.<br />God gave me a desire for His Word.<br />He has help...
Pause<br />Take a few moments to jot down some things about how life has been different for you since meeting  Jesus.<br />
Some Other Thoughts…<br />Avoid Christian terms when possible.<br />Keep it short – 2-3 minutes, 5 minute max.<br />Keep t...
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A training session on how to share your Christian testimony by Evangelist Darrel Davis of Foundation Ministries. www.onlyfoundation.org.

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Sharing Your Personal Testimony

  1. 1. Sharing Your Personal Testimony<br />An easy way to introduce people to Jesus Christ.<br />
  2. 2. Your Story is a Powerful Tool!<br />Every believer has a personal testimony of their experience with Jesus.<br />God can use every believer’s testimony!<br />You don’t have to be super sinner to be used effectively by God!!!<br />Your testimony is God’s story, not yours!<br />Not about God saving you from sin.<br />It’s about God transforming you to be more like His Son.<br />
  3. 3. Your Story is a Powerful Tool!<br />It can be shared in just a few moments.<br />It doesn’t require lots of scripture memorization or training.<br />Since it is your story, it is difficult for people to refute.<br />It speaks to our post-modern culture.<br />It can stand alone as a witness or it can be used as part of a larger gospel presentation.<br />
  4. 4. Three Major Parts of Your Story…<br />What was my life like before I met Jesus?<br />How did I meet Jesus?<br />When, Where, How…<br />How has Jesus made a difference in my life?<br />
  5. 5. Paul’s Story – Before Jesus (Acts 26)<br />He talks about his religious heritage (vv. 4-5).<br />He talks about his reputation (v. 4).<br />How he was a persecutor of Christians (vv. 9-11).<br />Everything that Paul said pointed to the fact that he was an enemy of Jesus.<br />
  6. 6. What about You?<br />Were you raised in church? Not?<br />Did you come to faith early in life? Later?<br />Who were some of your influences? Parents? Teacher? Pastor?<br />Was there a difficulty or trial that led to seek God?<br />Can you look back and see how God pursued you?<br />
  7. 7. My Story…<br />Grew up in a difficult home – father mentally ill.<br />Family stopped attending church when I was young.<br />Uncle took me to church.<br />False conversion and baptism at age 15.<br />Struggles in high school with depression and suicidal thoughts.<br />Dabbling with false religions and new age.<br />Bitterness and anger in college.<br />
  8. 8. Pause<br />Take a few moments to jot down some things about your life before Jesus.<br />
  9. 9. Paul’s Story – Meeting Jesus<br />Where he was and what he was doing (v. 12)<br />His holy vision of Jesus (vv. 13-14)<br />Hearing the voice of the Lord (vv. 14, 15-18)<br />His obedience to Christ and conversion (v. 19)<br />
  10. 10. What about You?<br />Where were you when you met Jesus?<br />Who influenced you or shared the gospel with you?<br />How many times had you heard the gospel before?<br />What made you realize the bad news/good news?<br />
  11. 11. My Story…<br />Went to work for Easco Aluminum.<br />Met Tim Parker.<br />Heard him talk about the Lord and saw the difference in his life.<br />Spring 1994 – knelt by my bedside and gave up living life on my terms.<br />People began to notice an immediate difference in my life.<br />
  12. 12. Pause<br />Take a few moments to jot down some things about how you met Jesus.<br />
  13. 13. Paul’s Story – After Meeting Jesus<br />Immediately testified of who Jesus was in Damascus and Jerusalem. (v. 20)<br />Was himself persecuted for Christ. (v. 21)<br />God has helped him from that day until now to proclaim the message of Christ. (vv. 22-23)<br />
  14. 14. What about You?<br />Have people seen a change in you since coming to Christ?<br />How have your actions changed?<br />Do you have assurance of salvation?<br />
  15. 15. My Story…<br />He gave me assurance of my salvation and security.<br />God gave me a desire for His Word.<br />He has helped my with my anger issues.<br />He has called me into full time ministry.<br />He has allowed me to share His message in 10 countries and 17 states.<br />
  16. 16. Pause<br />Take a few moments to jot down some things about how life has been different for you since meeting Jesus.<br />
  17. 17. Some Other Thoughts…<br />Avoid Christian terms when possible.<br />Keep it short – 2-3 minutes, 5 minute max.<br />Keep the focus on Jesus.<br />Avoid derogatory remarks toward people and groups.<br />Give details, but avoid details that might bring dishonor to Christ and others.<br />Practice! Practice! Practice!<br />

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