Daily Word for Saturday, July 11, 2015
The most effective way to tell your story is to share your personal experience. Some people call it a testimony; make it three minutes or less.
When the Bible says that we will be His witness it rules out our being prosecutors or defense attorneys; they argue cases, we share experiences.
You are the expert on your story; you are the only one that can share it. You don’t have to have a degree in Theology or be an Evangelist to tell your story. There is no best way to tell it; it depends on the circumstances.
Let me give you some tips that might be helpful:
1. Listen for problems that Christ helped you with.
• You have many things you can share.
2. Refer to current events in the News.
3. Apologize if you have known them a long time and have never shared.
A good method for leading into your story is to utilize the “feel, felt, found” principle.
• I know how you feel.
• I have felt that way before.
• But let me tell you what I have found.
The “feel, felt, found” principle is a wonderful way to lead into your story but remember, three minutes or less.
The Bible says in Psalm 66:16, “Come and listen, all you who fear God, and I will tell you what He did for me.”
Your action step is to begin practicing your story, write it out and get it down to three minutes or less. Share it with some of your Christian friends and let them know why you are sharing it.
When you are ready, share it with those individuals you care about and want to bring into the family of God.
Materials used for 40 Days of Connecting Campaign included Saddleback Resources – “40 Days of Community”