Do you ever find
yourself wanting to share something Jesus has done in your life, but at a loss
for the words? Or ever want to tell someone you are Christian but want to do it
smoothly? Well, Christian’s would call this an opportunity to share your testimony.
If you are unfamiliar with this word, let me start by saying though it can
sound intense (and have you picturing court rooms) it’s really not.
In its basic
terms, a testimony is the story of how you came to be a follower of Jesus.
Imagine someone asking you how you met a new friend. It’s the same thing here;
it’s a way to tell people how you got to know Jesus.
Lets look at a
classic book to movie friendship: Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. Let’s say someone
asked Harry how he met Ron. Harry might say something like, “The first time I
met Ron was actually when I was trying to find Platform 9 ¾. I was pretty lost,
but Ron’s mom helped me and introduced us. We were both new students, and once
we were put into Gryffindor House we spent a lot of time together. Been best friends
In this simple
story we get to see not only how they met but also an insight into their
friendship. For example, we learn how long they’ve been friends and how well
they click. In this story we also learn more about Ron. For example we learn
he’s from Gryffindor House and that he was a new student at the same time as
Now, in this same
way, testimony can help people understand your relationship with Jesus but also
help to see Him in a new perspective. This perspective is awesome and powerful
because it’s yours!
your testimony shouldn’t be a scary process. It should be a fun and personal
way to open up to people. It’s a way to take conversations to new and deeper
levels. Never discount your story, even if you don’t think it’s “story to
movie” worthy. God does, because it’s your
story with Him!
If sharing your
testimony still sounds intimidating, or you’d just like some practice… come to
the workshop appropriately called “Share Your Story”! During this workshop
we’ll examine the ways that one’s personal story impacts others. We’ll do this
by looking at a bible passage in which this was done. We’ll also give you
guided questions to help you think through your own story with Jesus… how it
began and grew. Come learn how to confidently share your story this Thursday:
7pm at the CCC conference room.