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Guidelines for Preparing Your
Personal Salvation Testimony
Use with Day 23, Rescue 911

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When the time comes to create and share you own personal salvation testimony, the following guidelines will help you out.

Before Receiving Christ

  1. Give 1 or 2 specific examples of your lifestyle, attitudes, etc.
  2. You can relate your church involvement and attitudes, but don't mention denomination.
  3. Don't brag about sin.

How you received christ
(Be very specific) In this part, you are sharing the gospel, so a person will know how to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. These are some verses you can use: John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 3:24, Romans 3:10, 3:19-20, 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, 7:7, 10:9-10.

Here are some specific areas to cover

  1. Describe how you were confronted with the fact that you had broken
    God’s Law (the Ten Commandments), and because of this you deserved judgement from God.
  2. Explain how this made you see your desperate need for Christ.
  3. Explain how you received Christ into your life. (i.e. through repenting
    of your sins, asking God to forgive you and asking Jesus to be the Lord and Savior of your life)

    † If you use the words “saved” and/or “born again”, be sure to explain.

After you Received Christ

  1. What changes have you noticed since receiving Jesus Christ as
    Savior and Lord? Attitudes? Parents? Social life? Direction and purpose in life? Give specific examples.
  2. Have the changes been immediate or gradual?
  3. What problems or struggles have you had since becoming a
    Christian? Do you handle these problems or struggles any
    differently now?
  4. What are the benefits of having a personal relationship with Christ?

It should be our desire to present Jesus Christ in such a clear and attractive, yet simple way, that those who hear will want to know him as well.