So many times I hear people say, “I would love to witness to someone about Christ, if only I knew what to say”. They have the idea that only a preacher or someone with a significant amount of biblical training is qualified to tell others the Gospel.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;…declare we unto you. I John 1:1-3a
The Apostle John had heard much of the teaching of Christ. He had been an eyewitness to many of Christ’s miracles. He had both watched and carefully analyzed the works of the Savior. In short, HE HAD EXPERIENCED LIFE WITH CHRIST.
In essence, what John is saying here as a testimony to the reality of Christ is, “I know Christ personally, let me tell you what I have learned about Him.”
What better testimony is there than that?
No, we don’t have the luxury of physically walking and talking with Jesus as did John. But we do have the Holy Spirit to guide us through the truth of God’s Word. We can hear from Him as directly through this source as if He were sitting right next to us.
We can certainly bear witness to the saving power of His grace. We can share with others how salvation is transforming our lives. Do you realize that there are others who have walked the same path in life as you? There are people in your community who are living in despair because of their circumstances, your testimony to grace can be a ray of hope that can lead them faith.
You don’t have to have a doctorate of theology to be a witness, you only have to know what Jesus has done for you.
What do you have to say?