PRAISE REPORT/PRAYER REQUEST
At SCC we share life all week long! When calling isn't an option, you can connect with Pastors and Elders quickly and easily using the form below.
Tell Your Story
If you have a word of encouragement or a story of how your life has been changed, please use the form below to share how God has been working in your life.
"And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die." Revelation 12:11 NLT
Your story is really a testimony. A testimony is simply honoring the Lord by telling others the truth about His work in your own life. Testimonies make Gospel truth take on flesh and blood. It is one thing to hear a sermon on God’s grace; it is quite another to hear a brother or sister speak personally of his or her experience of God’s grace. Testimonies invigorate and excite us as we are reminded that God is alive and at work in our midst.
Every believer has a testimony.
Start with a Simple 3-Point To Tell Your Testimony
A three-point approach is very effective in communicating your personal testimony. The outline focuses on before you trusted Christ, how you surrendered to him, and the difference since you've been walking with him.
Simply tell what your life was like before you surrendered to Christ. What were you searching for before coming to know Christ? What was the key problem, emotion, situation or attitude you were dealing with? What motivated you? What were your actions? How did you try to satisfy your inner needs? (Examples of inner needs are loneliness, fear of death, insecurity. Possible ways to fill those needs include work, money, drugs, relationships, attitudes, behaviors, emotions.)
How were you converted? Simply tell the events and circumstances that caused you to consider Christ as the solution to your searching. Take time to identify the steps that brought you to the point of trusting Christ. Where were you? What was happening at the time? What people or problems influenced your decision?
How has your life in Christ made a difference? How has his forgiveness impacted you? How have your thoughts, attitudes and emotions changed? Share how Christ is meeting your needs and what a relationship with him means to you now.
5 - Important Tips to Remember
•Stick to the point. Your conversion and new life in Christ should be the main points.
•Be specific. Include events, genuine feelings and personal in sights that clarify your main point. This makes your testimony tangible - something others can relate to
•Be current. Tell what is happening in your life with God now, today.
•Be honest. Don't exaggerate or dramatize your life for effect. The simple truth of what God has done in your life is all the Holy Spirit needs to convince them of His love and grace.
ARE YOU READY TO OVERCOME?
Your Testimony is yours alone to give. We would never share it without your consent.