February 5, 2011

HOW TO SHARE YOUR TESTIMONY

Why is a testimony important? These 3 reasons are enough:

The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself.  (1John 5:10) Your testimony is important because it is about the power of transformation through Messiah Yeshua, which then draws other unsaved souls to want the same for their own lives.

Our testimony about the Messiah was verified among you, so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait eagerly for the Lord Yeshua our Messiah to be revealed.  (1Corinthians 1:6-7) The way to recognize other believers in the body of Mesiah is to share our testimonies. In doing so, we build our trust for each other and build His Kingdom through the power of His Spirit, and through the spiritual gifts He gave us.

Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Anointed have come, for the accuser of our brothers and sisters has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. (Revelation 12:10-11)  Every time believers experience a spiritual struggle, they need to remember the blessings Yeshua has given them and the hope of more to come. By doing so, they overcome the evil one. Such is the power of a person's testimony, the enemy will flee and we are left with His wonderful presence and peace.

The above verses tell us that there are 3 reasons why testimonies are important: because His testimony is in ourselves, because it is verified among us and because it is necessary to overcome the accuser.

To that end, I encourage each of you to share your testimony. It can be written or videotaped. If you follow these simple steps by answering the following questions, you will develop a nice story about yourself and how you met your Messiah. It is not necessary to answer all the questions, just some of them. We have several Deaf people's testimonies on our site, reading their stories or watching their videos is also helpful.  If you are concerned about keeping your identity private, or if you have any questions, contact us.

1. Where and when were you born?
2. When did you become deaf? Were you born deaf?
3. Write something about your parents: where they come from, what they do?
4. Did you grow up in a Jewish family?
5. Did you have a Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah?
6. What religion were you exposed to as you grew up?
7. Did your family instill in you any moral values?
8. What was your childhood like? School? Friends? Communication?
9. How did you first hear about Yeshua?
10. How were you led (or drawn) to Him? By asking questions from a friend? By
studying God's word? By hearing someone preach? Or was your heart stirred?
11. What was your reaction?
12. How and where did you accept Yeshua as your Messiah? By yourself? Pray with friends? Where?
13. Do you remember the date of your spiritual birth?
14. How did your life change after accepting Yeshua?
15. What was your life like before and after Yeshua?
16. Did you experience any supernatural sign from God?
17. Did you experience any deliverance from drugs, alcohol, smoking, any addiction, illness, depression, or anything else? Healing from disease? Miracle?
18. How did your family react when you told them about your Messiah?
19. Are you the only member in your family who has accepted Yeshua and if
not, who else?
20. Do family and friends see any difference in your life?
21. What did your old friends say about your new found faith?
22. How are you involved in helping share the good news of Yeshua?
23. How do you feel now about your relationship with Yeshua?
24. Tell us how God has blessed your life.
25. What spiritual gifts has God given you to equip you to grow the Kingdom of
God?
26. What do you do now? Work? Married? Children?
27. How, where and when did you first meet your spouse? Is your spouse a
believer also? How did he or she first become one?
28. What congregation do you attend now?
29. Does your congregation provide you with an interpreter?
30. What is your favorite Bible verse and why do you like it?
31. What is your favorite Bible story? How does it apply to your life?
32. Add anything else you can think of.

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