Writing Your Personal Testimony
Our personal testimony is one of the evangelistic tools God uses most often in ministry. Chuck Swindoll writes: The skeptic may deny your doctrine or attack your church but he cannot honestly ignore the fact that your life has been changed. He may stop his ears to the presentations of a preacher and the pleading of an evangelist, but he is somehow attracted to the human-interest story of how you—John Q. Public—has found peace within…If you have not discovered the value of telling others how God rearranged your life, you’ve missed a vital link in the chain of His blessing. (Come Before Winter, p 43.)
Have you been as tongue-tied as I have been when there is an opportunity to inject Christ into a conversation? Thinking through the elements of your personal story prepares you “to give an account for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15)
Writing Your Personal Testimony provides two things:
1. Worksheets for collecting your thoughts and constructing your story in a logical form.
2. A short Bible study of Paul’s testimony from the Book of Acts.