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“Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart.” 1 John 5:10 (NIV)


My testimony is:  telling someone what has __________________________ in my life


“I know this:  I was blind, and now I can see!”  John 9:25 (NLT)


“John faithfully reported the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ – everything he saw.” Revelation 1:2 (NLT)



What are the ways I share my story?


The way I _________________.


“Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”  Matthew 5:16 (NLT)



“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity….”  Ephesians 5:15-16 (NIV)



What I _______________.


“Tell everyone you meet what He has done!”  Psalm 105:1b (MSG)


                            Tips for telling others about Jesus:


• Use ___________


• Consider _______________


• Demonstrate ________________


• Be _____________________


Why is my testimony important?


It is ___________________!


It is ___________________.


I am the _____________________ on it.


People love __________________.


Others can ___________________ to it.



Why should I share my story?


God is _______________________ on me.



“You are the ones chosen by God,…God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you….”  1 Peter 2:9 (MSG)



Jesus has ________________________ me.


“God authorized and commanded Me to commission you:  Go out…”  Matthew 28:19 (MSG)



What do I say?


When I first came to you to let you in on God’s master stroke, I didn’t try to impress you with polished speeches and the latest philosophy.  I deliberately kept it plain and simple:  first Jesus and who He is; then Jesus and what He did—Jesus crucified.  1 Corinthians 2:1-2 (MSG)


How to keep my testimony plain and simple:


What my life was like _______________ becoming a Christian.


What caused me to __________________ I needed to become a Christian.


How I ____________________ a Christian.


How my life is _____________________ since becoming a Christian.



The Testimony Pyramid

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From “C.L.A.S.S. 401” by Rick Warren.  Used by permission.


              My first attempt at putting together my testimony:


              Part 1:  What my life was like before becoming a Christian.











              Part 2:  What caused me to realize I needed to become a Christian.











              Part 3:  How I became a Christian.











              Part 4:  How my life is different since becoming a Christian.












Pulling it all Together


These are the 10 gifts that God has given you for a Fresh Start!


              Forgiveness – Accepting God’s Grace

              Relationship – Worshipping

              Encouragement – Handling Failure

              Scripture – Understanding God’s Word

              Help – Following God’s Guidance

              Shape – Being You

              Togetherness – Living in Community

              Authority – Serving Others

              Recognition – Being Baptized

              Testimony – Telling Your Story



What gifts can I give back to God?


Be ___________________.



Begin to share my testimony by ____________________ others.







Continue to ____________________.


“Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18 (MSG)


“Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be — you get a fresh start, your slate’s wiped clean.” Psalm 32:11 (MSG)

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