Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Community News 3/21/18

Day 3 of Week 3: When Necessary

Acts 22:15

Your Testimony is Key

The term witness, in a legal setting and when commonly referenced, is defined as one who can give a firsthand account of something seen, heard, or experienced. At the core, a witness is someone who can represent and speak to something they have experienced first hand. When a witness is in court, they tell everyone in the room what they know and it stands as a truth to the circumstance. We are called to do the same in our walk with Christ.

Your testimony and own experience with Christ is one of the most powerful tools in sharing the Gospel. It’s personal to you, which will make it more meaningful to others. In fact, it’s in this action you are most authentic to an unbeliever.

Your struggle is relatable and if there is one thing every human on this planet can understand, it’s that, no matter what it is. And because we all understand struggle we all relate to that feeling of hope. What you have overcome through the power of Christ is hope for another and sharing how Jesus did that for you is an opportunity to soften someone’s heart. God does the work but He will use your story to minister to another.

Again, there is nothing like vulnerability and transparency to let a skeptical world know you are authentic. And it’s that authenticity that will peak their interest and allow them to open up to hearing about who Jesus is.

Share what God has done in your life and let that intimate experience be a connection to telling people about Him!
Adapted From: Authentic Witnessing in Today’s World - You Version