One time-honored and effective method of evangelism is the giving of your personal testimony. The skeptic may deny your doctrine or attack your Church but he cannot honestly ignore the fact that your life has been changed. He may stop his ears to the presentation of a preacher and the pleadings of an evangelist, but he is somehow attracted to the story of how you found peace within. If you have not discovered the value of telling others how God rearranged your life, you have missed a vital link in the chain of His blessing. On six separate occasions between Paul’s third missionary journey and his trip to Rome, he stood before different audiences and presented Christ to them. Six times he shared his personal testimony. He shared how his own life had been changed by the invasion of Christ and the indwelling of His power. No persuasive technique will ever take the place of your personal testimony.

1.You want to be listened, so be interesting : No one, no matter how gracious, enjoys being bored. It is a contradiction to talk about how exciting Christ really is in an uninteresting way. Work on your wording, your flow of thought, and your key terms. Remember if the person is not saved, guard against hard- to – understand terminology.

2.You want to be understood, so be logical:  Construct your testimony in three phases (a) before you were born again- loneliness, lack of peace, unrest, fears; (b) the decision that revolutionized your life (c)  the difference He has made since you received Christ.

3.You want the moment of your New Birth to be clear, so be specific: Don’t be at all vague regarding how you became a Christian. Speak of Christ, refer to the decision you made the moment of time when you received the Lord. Be simple and direct. Emphasize faith more than feeling.

4.You want your testimony to be used, so be practical: Be human and honest as you talk. Theoretical stuff does not attract one’s attention as much as practical reality.

5.You want your testimony to produce results, so be warm and genuine: Be friendly and sincere. A smile breaks down barriers than the hammer blows of cold, hard facts. It is hard to convince another person of the sheer joy and excitement of knowing Christ if you are wearing a rude face. Above all, be positive and courteous.

                        In (Luke 8:26-39) the amazing account of one man’s encounter with Jesus is recorded. When Jesus drove the devils out of the man who was bound with chains and in fetters, he sat at the feet of Jesus in his right mind. Then Jesus asked him to return to his own house and tell how great things God had done unto him. The freed man published throughout the whole city how great things God had done unto him. Try to sense how this man must have felt after the Lord freed him.

A man came to the hospital for an operation on his tongue. The surgeon told him that he would probably be able to speak with sufficient plainness to make himself understood but he would never be able to sing again. Whereupon the sufferer said that if that were the case, he must have one more song before the tongue was touched. In the presence of the doctors and the nurses, he burst forth into a hymn sung by William Cowper, “There is a fountain filled with Blood and concluded thus”- Sooner in a noble sweet song, “I’ll sing Thy power to save-when this poor lisping cancerous tongue -lies silent in the grave.” The singer never recovered from the operation. His song touched many hearts. How is your testimony.