People love to tell good news. If you get a new job, have a new baby, or get married, that’s probably news that you want to share. People don’t keep good news to themselves.
In that same way, becoming a Christian is exciting news, and you should be excited to tell others right away. Your life has been changed by God. Think about how important that is, and think about how many people need to hear about it. God wants to use you to help others know about Him. In John 1:40-42, a man named Andrew met Jesus. His first reaction was to run and tell his brother. He didn’t know a lot about Jesus...he didn’t have all the facts or all of the answers, he just told others that his life had been changed.
Right now, you can tell others about Jesus. You don’t have to be a pastor or a missionary. In fact, God wants all Christians to be active in sharing their faith. This is called evangelism or witnessing.
A witness just tells the judge and jury what he heard or saw. A Christian is called to tell others what God has done in their life. You can do this by sharing your testimony. Your testimony is your unique story of how you became a Christian. The apostle Paul shared his testimony with others – you can read about that in Acts 22:3-21.
A testimony has three basic parts:
- Your life before becoming a Christian
- How you became a Christian
- What God has done or is doing in your life now.
Take a moment and think through those three areas. You may even want to take out a sheet of paper or open up a blank document on the computer and write out your story.
One the best ways to tell people about your new faith is to invite them to church. So much of what we do on Sunday is designed for guests. We want everyone in our area to know about the grace and forgiveness that comes from God. You can partner with us to lead people from where they are to where God wants them to be by simply inviting them to church.