SEED GROUP TRAINING
The story of how you came to know Jesus (your testimony) is one of the most potent weapons you have in your utility belt. People may argue with matters of Christian belief, but no one can dispute your story because it happened to you! Telling your story doesn’t require you to remember lots of facts and, as such, is a really simple way of explaining how knowing Jesus makes a difference.
Read: 1 Peter 3v15.
Do you have a way that you usually share your journey to faith?
Have you ever “prepared” an answer in the past?
Take some time to work through the following three questions. See if you can answer them each in a couple of sentences. Steer clear of Christian jargon and any negative references to other churches, organisations or religions. Let the focus be on you and Jesus.
Go around the group and get others to give constructive feedback on your answers. Are they too long? Do they use words from a Christian dictionary? Do they invite questions?
Write out the story of your journey to faith. It should be about 3-4 min to read out. Arrange a time to meet as a group to listen to each other’s stories and give helpful feedback.
What to do:
What to avoid:
Does my testimony express assurance that I know I have eternal life?
Have I clearly communicated how a person can receive Christ?
Does my testimony deal with things not related to my testimony theme?
What positive benefits of my relationship with Christ have I emphasised in my testimony?
Have I included an attention-grabbing opening sentence?
Do I have a clear statement to close the testimony?
Ask the Lord to help you remember how He brought you to faith and for opportunities to tell others your story.
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