What is a testimony?

One common example of a testimony is when a person is brought into a courtroom and placed under oath to tell, attest to, or give witness to his or her personal knowledge or experience with reference to the case that is being heard.

To put it more simply in a religious context as Christians,  we use the term “to give your testimony” to mean “the story of why and how you came to know God as your Lord and Saviour.”

This means of communication is the most personal and effective way in which the audience is able to hear what God has done in a person’s life.

Reasons for giving your testimony:

  • To give God the glory!  It is a form of praise and worship.
  • To never forget!  We need to regularly remind ourselves of God’s grace and mercy in our lives.
  • To inspire others!  As a body, we share our personal stories to encourage each other.
  • To build your faith!  God has done amazing wonders and will continue to do so.
  • To follow His calling!  God has given us the Great Commission to teach others.