Many people have never discovered that when people open up and begin to testify to one another about their love for Jesus, they experience an amazing sense of kinship.
Christianity isn’t just about dispensing information about God. It’s about making and maintaining a deep, heart-felt connection with risen Jesus and with others! Christianity involves the risen Jesus working in and through ordinary people as they testify about what Christ has done for them.
Theology without testimony is like learning about ice cream without eating it. However, people coming together around the risen Jesus reflect His love to one another and actually experience Him together. When they meet to all collaborate with the Holy Spirit, Heaven breaks out in their midst.
When people who have been transformed by the living Jesus, open up and share how He became real to them, awe fills the atmosphere. Perhaps we need more testimony about how Jesus is working in people’s lives & less theological argument.
Telling people about your encounters with Christ is much more powerful than sharing your opinions about Him. People can refute your logical arguments about Christ; but not your honest testimony about how you have experienced Him.
If the risen Jesus has ever done anything in your life; don’t keep it a secret. Show & tell what Christ has done for you! “The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Bible is full of testimonials about what God has done. Those testimonies amaze me when I read it.
Pursuing self-fulfillment produces frustration. However, self-forgetting to pursue Christ sets you free and fills you with the desire to testify about Him.
If you’ve ever benefited from a support group, you’ll love a testimony meeting where ordinary people show & tell what God has done. Those meetings are somewhat like AA, Al-Anon, or NA meetings — Christ-led support groups where people encourage you and you encourage them.
Experience a worship meeting based on testimony @ The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville.
Read a book about how you can have more testimonies in the church you attend.