When sharing your faith, a testimony can bring the Bible to life. I have found that people love hearing stories of how God has changed your life.
When I share about my testimony I touch on three main areas. These three things really help me to structure my story and how Jesus’ story impacted and changed my life.
1. My life before Christ
I share things like how I felt, my illness, what sort of things I was in to, my upbringing and the sense of emptiness I had inside. These things set the scene.
2. My conversion
I then share how I came to Jesus. I talk about how I was feeling in the year before coming to Jesus, the people who helped me and the story of Jesus coming to die on the cross for me.
3. How my life has changed
In this final section I share how knowing Jesus personally has changed my whole life and outlook. I talk about the love, acceptance, hope, joy and purpose I now feel inside.
A simple testimony really can bring the Bible and your faith to life. It doesn’t have to be long and in-depth to make a lasting impact on those listening.