Sharing your faith in three easy steps

Mickey Seward
Sharing your faith

Sharing your faith with others doesn't have to be difficult. Try this easy three-step method to become more comfortable sharing your story. 

“The best way to evangelize is to simply tell others what God has done for you and what he means to you," said Dr. Mark Strauss of Bethel Seminary in San Diego. "The transformation Christ has accomplished in your life is the best testimony you can share concerning the truth of the gospel.” 

Sharing your faith doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be as easy as 1-2-3. The following three-step method has helped many people tell others about how they began their relationship with Jesus and what it means to them.   

1. What my life was like before I followed Jesus 

How did you feel? What were your plans and purpose in life? What did you live for? What kinds of things did you do? What did you believe?  

2. Why/how I began following Jesus 

What circumstances led you to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Why did you choose to follow Jesus? How did it happen?   

3. What my life has been like since I began following Jesus 

How has following Jesus changed you? How is your perspective different? What do you live for now?  

Example 

I was so heartbroken and filled with grief that even thinking about the future was painful. I no longer had hope or a purpose. A friend told me about how God will always be there and will give me hope and a future. Soon, I accepted Jesus as my Savior. Now I live knowing God has a plan and a purpose for my life that is so much greater than any plan I could have for myself.    

Your turn 

Follow the three steps to write your testimony below. When you are done, share it with others. (Tips: Pray before you begin writing. Write like you talk. Keep it short.)   

1. Before I began following Jesus… 

 

2. And, then (how I began following Jesus)…  

 

3. Now that I am following Jesus… 

 

Adapted from an article that will appear in an upcoming issue of Point magazine. Subscribe to Point for free.

 

 

    Point - Fall 2017

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