Last Sunday I issued the challenge/invitation for members of this congregation to give a testimony. From now on, I will make space in worship for anyone who wants to provide testimony. Call me or email me and we will schedule a Sunday when you can offer your testimony. Here are some idea starters for putting together a testimony.
- Where has God been at work in your life?
- How has God found you?
- Who has Jesus been for you? What difference has following Jesus made in your life.
- How have you been surprised by God's love?
- What is this chapter on your journey meant to you?
- When and how has God made you whole?
- Testimony can be about the time when you came to faith, although it doesn't have to be.
- Testimony is, simply put by bishop Ken Carter, speaking honestly of ourselves to God, and speaking honestly about God to others.
- Testimony isn't about fixing someone else.
- Testimony isn't about getting someone else to behave in a certain way.
- Testimony is about offering how the speaker has been changed.
The evangelist Luke tells us in Acts 1:8 that some of the last words of Jesus were, "you will be my witnesses." So I challenge you, and open the door for you to offer your testimony so that we might all see the goodness, the grace, and the power of our Lord.