Great Questions for Analyzing Testimonies

as a small group or individually, to grow in outreach

Real-Life Testimonies - use these video testimonies to analyze and learn from, using these approaches/lenses

General Questions About The Conversion Testimony You Are Analyzing

  1. What were the personal challenges, crises, struggles, weaknesses, and/or battles this person faced, prior to coming to know Jesus?
  2. What barriers or objections did this person have to Christianity or to trusting in Jesus, prior to conversion?
  3. Was there any family resistance to this person coming to Christ?
  4. How did people throughout this person's life help him/her draw closer to God? What did a Christian(s) do to help this person step into faith in Jesus?
  5. Was there any supernatural healing, miracle, sense of God's presence, or vision(s)/dream(s) that helped this person open up to Jesus?
  6. How was the Gospel shared, presented, and/or finally understood? What was effective about this approach, in this specific context?
  7. Was discipleship offered initially after conversion? (If not) What helped this person eventually grow?
  8. How did this person's life change after meeting Jesus?
  9. What insight, from this person's testimony, could help you become a more effective Messenger of the Gospel?

Analyzing This Person's Testimony Through the Lense of the 15-Second Testimony

  1. BEFORE: What was life like for this person, before Christ?
  2. JESUS CHRIST: Share the process by which this person came to surrender their life to Jesus Christ.
  3. AFTER: How did life change after Jesus came into this person's life?

CHALLENGE: Take this testimony and create a 15-sec. testimony.

Analyzing A Conversion Testimony Through The Lense of The 3 Circles Gospel Presentation

  1. SIN - What are the sins that led and kept this person in brokenness? How did the sins of others negatively affect this person?
  2. BROKENNESS - What is the brokenness that this person finds himself/herself in? What are the attempts to break out of brokenness, apart from seeking help from God?
  3. REPENT & BELIEVE - What were the positive factors that helped lead this person to turn to God in trust, for salvation?
  4. JESUS - How has Jesus Christ become Lord of this person's life? How has this person surrendered to God and allowed Him be the true leader of their life?
  5. RESTORATION & TRANSFORMATION - How is God transforming this person's life, and bringing restoration to a broken past?

CHALLENGE: Tell the 3 Circles Gospel Presentation incorporating parts of this testimony.

Analyzing A Conversion Testimony Through The Lense of The 3 Circles Gospel Presentation

  1. PEOPLE: What does this testimony reveal about people?
  2. GOD: What does this testimony reveal about God/Jesus?
  3. ME: What is God speaking to me through this testimony?
  4. OBEY: How will I obey what God is speaking to me through this testimony, this week?