How to Share Your Testimony
In this section How You Received Christ describe the circumstances that caused you to consider Christ as the solution to your deep inner needs. Identify the events that led to your conversion. In some cases this may have taken place over a period of time. State specifically the steps you took to become a Christian. If there is a particular passage of Scripture that applies here, you may want to use it. Usually you will simply paraphrase it.
- When did you first hear the message of Christ and what was your reaction?
- When did you first begin to feel positive toward the gospel and why?
- Why did you make the decision to trust Christ and how did you specifically do that?
In answering these questions you are seeking to identify specifically the process that brought you to the point of receiving Christ. This is the climax of your testimony.
It is important to emphasize that this is a decision that one makes as an act of his/her will. If you came to Christ as a child, your “decision” may have been more of a process. For you, the “when” is not as important as the assurance that Christ is now in your life.
In this “How” portion, attempt tom present the basics of the gospel clearly and concisely. This may be the only opportunity for a person to know how to become a Christian.
Check out the next post in our series Sharing Your Story, After You Received Christ.