From Mafia to Ministry: The Power of Personal Testimony in Evangelism


According to Matthew 28:18-20, all Christians are called to spread the Gospel. One tool which we all have, regardless of how long we have been Christians, what our background is, and whether or not we have any theological training, is our personal experience with Jesus - our personal testimony. If used well, personal testimony can be a powerful tool for sharing the Gospel. This talk explores using personal testimony in one-on-one evangelism, seeker Bible studies, and evangelistic talks. In doing so, the speaker shares his own powerful story of Christ's transformative love calling him from the mafia to ministry. Besides learning how to better prepare and deliver a personal testimony, we also consider how to teach others to do so.