Salvation Story Help Complete the sentences below to begin constructing your testimony You DO NOT have to use every sentence in your testimony. This is simply a guide.
Which sentences truly capture your heart? Which ones present the best picture of your story?
BEFORE + HOW + AFTER = my salvation story
Before Hi, my name is ______________________ , and this is my story of how I came to know Jesus.
Before I met Jesus I felt that I...... (Share what was missing in your life. What deep need did you have that you tried to ﬁll before you knew Jesus? Possible examples include lack of peace, fear of death, loneliness, no purpose in life, no real friends, desire to be in control, desire to be center of attention, lots of questions, etc.)
The important things in life for me were...... . (Share what your life revolved around and how those seemed to give you happiness and security. Possible examples include drugs/alcohol, sports, school, friends, sex, relationships, money, work, etc.)
When people asked me about Christians, God, and the Bible, I..... (Share what your thoughts were about Christians, God, and the Bible and why you felt that way. Did you have certain questions about God?)
As a result, my view of life after death and the future was..... (Tell how you felt about the future and if you had any fears.) How But then I met/heard/got invited to..... (Who told you about Jesus? Under what conditions?)
I heard..... (What Bible verse/story/incident ﬁrst opened your heart to Christ? What helped you begin to see that God was real?)
I then realized that I ..... (Describe how you got to the place where you knew you needed Jesus. What fears did you have? Any lingering questions? What did you do?)
In order to become a Christian I ..... (Detail what you did or said in order to accept Christ—this is important because many people have misconceptions.)
After Now that I’ve become a Christian I..... (Share what this means to you. What questions have been answered? What fears have been taken away?)
When I think about God I..... (How do you now feel about God, the Bible, church, other Christians?)
Some of the questions I still have are..... (Be honest. What concerns or fears do you still have?)
But now I can look forward to the future because..... (How do feel about the future? What plans do you have? Who do you want to tell about Jesus?)
***REMEMBER: This is a guide to help you write your story. Don’t feel like you have to follow it exactly . . . do what helps you communicate your story.