The Power of a Personal Testimony
Another interesting thing about Paul’s preaching of the gospel was his use of his personal testimony. When Paul shared the gospel message with powerful government leaders, he would often begin with his personal testimony. Then, he would always key in on what happened when Jesus died on the cross.
We should follow the same pattern. We all have a testimony of how Christ has changed our life. In sharing it with others, however, we should keep from exaggerating or glorifying the past. Instead, we should focus upon what God has done for us.
Your testimony is one way to build a bridge of communication with an unbeliever. And it is an excellent way to return to the source of our hope and power: Christ and the cross. Like Philip, as you follow these essential principles of evangelism, God may use you to lead a searching man or woman to Jesus.