But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life.
– Psalm 42:8 (New Living Translation)
Here, we’ll teach you how to share your testimony, your faith, your story … and how it is one part of our great God’s story. This website is for you if you’re:
• Anyone who wants confidence or pointers in how to share your story of salvation, healing or gospel transformation.
• Anyone, of any skill level, who wants to learn how to write a personal Christian testimony and even your own psalm of praise, lament and faith.
• Songwriters, hymnists and worship leaders who want to learn how to write skillful, bold, theologically true modern psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.
• Pastors, lay leaders or church communications professionals who want to learn how to get people in your community talking, sharing, singing and displaying the works of God through speech, written testimony, photography, social media, music and all the other ways in which God has equipped us to spread the good news of the gospel.
WHO CARES ABOUT MY TESTIMONY? IS IT REALLY IMPORTANT?
Yes. First, it’s important because God’s word commands us many times to share our testimony and to sing his praises (for just two examples: Deuteronomy 4:9, Colossians 3:16). In the Gospels, when people spread the news about Jesus they said “Come and see the man who healed me” or “Check out the man who read my heart.” And biblical writers like David (Psalm 44) and the writer of Hebrews (Heb. 11) recorded the testimonies of those who had gone before them.
Christ has conquered sin, death and hell for all who believe, so we can “sing” through the darkest night (even those who can’t carry a tune). It’s important because the Church isn’t supposed to be a group of spectators who listen to professional speakers and musicians and then go their way, the Frozen Chosen, staying silent about their faith during the week.
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;
– Revelation 12:11a
THE FAILURE OF CHURCH COMMUNICATIONS
When church communication fails it is often because we forget that communication is not just a top-down, one-way model. Your marriage doesn’t work that way. Your friendships don’t work that way. Championship athletic teams don’t work that way. The good coach leads the way but teaches his players to communicate with each other, on and off the field.
Exclusively top-down models reinforce the consumer culture that has permeated the church. These church communication models don’t empower leaders, don’t equip people for evangelism and the edification of the saints, don’t “let the redeemed say so” and they don’t foster true community. As Tim Keller says, “We are only a community if we are in the same story.”
“… we have many a night—nights of sorrow, nights of persecution, nights of doubt, nights of bewilderment, nights of anxiety, nights of oppression, nights of ignorance—nights of all kinds, which press upon our spirits and terrify our souls. But, blessed be God, the Christian can say, “My God gives me songs in the night.”
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