The simple purpose of this broadcast is to encourage you, exhort you, and motivate you to share your faith in Jesus Christ with those who are lost around you. Even though we will share some instructions on how to witness for the Lord from time to time, we believe that most Christians do not need to learn how to witness for the Lord, they just need to go and do it; so our aim is more motivational than instructional.
Our soul winning passage from the Word of God today is 1 John 5:11 which reads: “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
Allow me to share with you some important insights regarding this Scripture from David Guzik’s Commentaries on the Bible:
In this verse, John tells us what the testimony of God is. That God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son: This is God’s essential message to man; that eternal life is a gift from God, received in Jesus Christ. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. It is all about Jesus, and living in Jesus is the evidence of eternal life.
Our soul winning quote today is from Greg Laurie. He said: “One of the best ways to “build a bridge” with a person who does not have a relationship with Christ is through your personal testimony.”
Our soul winning devotional is part 76 of our series titled “What Evangelism Is” from Dave Earley and David Wheeler.
Evangelism Is…Sharing Your Story (Part 2)
Benefits of Sharing Your Testimony
1. Sharing your salvation story builds a relationship bridge of understanding that Jesus can walk across into the heart of a lost person.
2. Sharing your testimony is a convenient and effective way to bypass intellectual defenses. It is difficult to argue with the evidence of a changed life.
3. Sharing your story often holds the hearer’s interest longer than if you were quoting the words of great theologians. People will listen to you because instead of being a professional salesman, you are a satisfied customer.
4. Sharing your story can be done in any time span you are given from a minute to an hour.
5. Sharing your story is not reserved for the highly educated or spiritually mature. It can be done by a newly saved believer.
6. Sharing your story makes evangelism personal and relational.
If You Have Been Saved, You Have a Story
When we speak of sharing your story or telling your testimony, we are talking about proclaiming to others how you came to Christ. You are giving a witness. In a courtroom, a witness isn’t expected to argue a case, prove the truth or press for a verdict; that is the job of the attorneys. Witnesses simply report what happened to them or what they saw.
Ever believer has a testimony. If you have been saved, you have a salvation story. Granted, some may be more dramatic than others, yet there are people who need to hear your story. No one else’s story is exactly like yours, so you need to share it, or it will be lost forever.
In our next broadcast, we will continue looking at why evangelism is…Sharing Your Story.
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Dear friend, if you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, may I encourage you to get to know Him today. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can be a part of the church in this life and in the life to come. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Until next time,
Keep the soul winner’s fire!
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.