Witnessing is not evangelism. Evangelism might include witnessing.
Witnessing is SIMPLY telling your story.
- Like a witness in a courtroom.
- “I was there. It happened to me. I saw it happen, up close and personal.”
Witnessing is telling your own God story.
Here is one of my hundreds of God stories:
- When I was in high school, my big goals in life were to play football and chase girls.
- My passion was to play football in college.
- I attended church mainly because it was expected by my parents.
- In my senior year, I got seriously hurt in a football game with our archrivals. My college dream ended.
- While recovering from surgery in the hospital, a kid my age, sharing my room, almost died one night. It occurred to me I could die, and I didn’t know for sure if I was ready.
- I gave my life to Jesus, for the first time my faith moved from my head to my heart—all of me. I decided God was calling me into ministry.
That is a God story.
Think about this:
- How long have you been a Christian, a Christ follower?
- What has God done in your life?
- It doesn’t have to be earth shaking.
- Think about it: as a Christian, how has your life changed? What has it meant for you?
You have a story to tell. Likely, many stories!
What can you say? “I was there. I saw it. It happened to me.”
A “witness” is simply someone who tells another person one of their God stories.
- Some people call them “testimonies.”
- I call them God stories.
Try it: in the last month, what has God done in your life?