YOUR PERSONAL WITNESS
Some “Do’s” In Preparing a Brief Testimony of Personal Experience
1. Do give the “wedded-witness” of your union with Christ (Romans 7:4)
2. Do be prepared to tell others humbly but courageously, “I am a Christian”.
3. Do keep your personal testimony brief (from 2 to 4 minutes).
4. Follow this brief outline while sharing “Living My Life at Its Best”
a. My life before surrendering to Christ
b. How I came to be a Christian (Tell how it happened.)
c. My life since becoming a Christian (Tell of the change, joy, and blessings.)
5. Do use such phrases as:
a. “I have never regretted giving my life to God at an early age.”
b. “I no longer had an empty feeling when I heard alarming news.”
c. “I needed help, I found it in Jesus.”
d. “I found the Bible to be the voice of God to my soul.”
e. “In Christ the hunger of my soul has been satisfied.”
6. If you accepted Christ in your tender youth, do emphasize what this Christian heritage has done for your life.
7. Do start with an interest-arousing statement, and climax with Christ as the author of salvation. Use one of your favorite Scriptures.
Some “Don’ts” and Things to Avoid
1. Don’t use our denominational jargon which fails to communicate properly.
2. Don’t glamorize sin by telling in detail “how wicked you used to be.”
3. Avoid being wordy. Keep your witness brief. The Lord loves those with a “contrite heart” and brevity gives others an opportunity to ask questions.
4. Don’t speak critically of other churches; all comments should be seasoned with love and tact.