“Successful witnessing is stepping out in faith to share Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and expecting God to work.” Bill Bright, Founder of CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)

Prepare to share your testimony

A testimony is nothing more than your story—more specifically, a story about your relationship with God. Because of what Christ has done, you have an intimate, personal relationship with God Himself—share that! Your own personal story is a great framework around which you can weave the Gospel message and Scripture verses, while at the same time connecting at a deeper level and developing a relationship with the person you’re talking to. A story also adds authority, as it takes verses of Scripture or Gospel truths that might otherwise mean nothing to someone, and makes it meaningful by illustrating how it had real, tangible meaning for you. Want tips for developing your testimony?

When sharing your faith, keep three points in mind:

  1. Ask questions and listen, respect the other person.
  2. Be a reflective listener. This means to discern the need by asking questions back. An example of this is found in Acts 8:28-34.
  3. Don’t be a silent witness, trust God with the results. “So is my word that goes out from my mouth; it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11.

Questions To Start A Spiritual Discussion

  1. If you could describe your life in one word, what word would you choose?
  2. What three things do you most desire out of life?
  3. If you were to die tonight, what would you say to God to let you into heaven?
  4. (After you share the Gospel) What is the one thing keeping you from making a decision for Christ?

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