1 Peter 3:15 - “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
Notice those words from the Apostle Peter... "Always be prepared."
Everyone has a story. If you have never sat down and written out your spiritual testimony in chronological order, when you do, you’ll be amazed at how God has been working in your life. No testimony is boring. Your story is unique and fascinating, and whenever you tell it, it will be relevant, and potentially life changing for the listener.
Your story is simply an account of how God has changed your life. If Jesus is your Lord and Savior, then surely He has done miraculous things for you. People are looking for evidence that God exists and that He is personally involved in people’s lives. You can’t make God appear on the spot to prove His existence, but you can certainly point straight to Him by talking about how He has worked in your life.
Think about this: Would you go to an important business meeting without being thoroughly prepared? Would you walk unprepared into a courtroom for a trial? Would you show up to perform on opening night without your lines memorized? Of course not!
It’s true the Holy Spirit moves us and leads us in our conversations about Christ. But it’s our responsibility to use what the Lord gives us in the best possible way. We prepare for important meetings – we need to prepare to give an account of our faith as well.
As you prepare, consider the three parts of your story:
- Before you met Christ
- When you met Christ
- Since you met Christ
- Use at least one Bible verse. The Word of God is powerful.
- Avoid negative talk. Keep it positive and focused on Jesus.
- Use the "name of Jesus." Today many people equate "God" with an energy force or a mystical power. We believe in Jesus.
- What is your biggest challenge when it comes to sharing your faith with others?
- What practical steps can you take to improve?
- Who has God put in your life that needs the Gospel message?
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