Sunday, January 11, 2009

Brief Summary Of My Testimony

I grew up in a Lutheran church. But I was extremely shy, paranoid of people, terrified of social situations, and always fearful. While in Elementary School, I began reading the Bible on my own, and by the end of High School, I had read the entire Bible several times, in several versions/translations. But it wasn't until I was 19 that I became a true Christian. Someone in a Commercial Art class took me aside and told me how Christ Jesus was the Lord of his life, that his life was dedicated to following Christ, and that he was not afraid of people. He had something I wanted. I also read a gospel tract that showed me that I had sinned against God, and that, unless I surrendered my life fully to Christ, I was on my way to Hell. I had prayed and asked God to forgive me many times before, but this was different. I now surrendered my life to Jesus Christ as the Lord of my life. My life became different. I no longer fear dying, and I am a follower of Christ as my Master. He is my true joy. Nothing else compares.

6 comments:

Lori said...

Hi Jeff,

I love to hear how people finally came to the realization they need Jesus. Good testimony...would love to hear more:)

Jeff said...

Thanks, Lori!

Here are some past posts that mention portions of my testimony:

My Spiritual Life's History

Filling Someone With Daylight

Is God Real?


And here are some testimonies from others:


Ex-Muslim (video):

Muslim Finds Jesus

Muslim is Radically Changed

Woman Searches Islam for Truth

Testimony of a Muslim Woman

Muslim PhD Scientist Searches for Truth and Peace

Nizam, Grandson of Imam, turns to Jesus Christ

Former Shi'ite Muslim Afshin's Journey to Christ - Part 1

Former Shi'ite Muslim Afshin's Journey to Christ - Part 2


Ex-Buddhist (video):

Australian Man Searches Buddhism for Truth


Ex-Hindu (video):

Anil Kant's Testimony


Ex-Gay (video):

From Lesbian and Gay Right Activist to Christ

Former Gay Hairdresser to the Stars Accepts Christ

Testimony of David Kyle Foster (ex-male prostitute)


Ex-Mormon(LDS) (video):

Testimony of a Former Mormon Girl

Mark Champney's Testimony out of Mormonism and into Christianity

Tara's Testimony Out of Mormonism Into Christianity

Brian Mackert's Testimony out of Mormonism into a Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ


Ex-Atheist (Video and text):

Lee Strobel's Testimony


A guy with no arms and no legs---very inspiring (video):

Nick Vujicic's Testimony


This one is not a testimony, but it is still good; it's a presentation of the gospel through drama (video):

Lifehouse Everything Skit

Farrah said...

Praise the Lord! :-)

Greg said...

Hi, again. Look, you need to take out the list of tags, or I'll never get any work done! ;)

It's awesome whenever anyone shares his testimony, and I enjoyed reading your abridged version. It's probably time for me to share mine as well, on my blog.

Always wonderful to get to know another of my brothers in Christ.

Jeff said...

Farrah,

Yes, the Lord is indeed the One Who alone deserves all the praise!

Jeff said...

Greg,

Look, you need to take out the list of tags, or I'll never get any work done! ;)

LOL!

It's awesome whenever anyone shares his testimony...

Yes, it is always encouraging to hear how others came to the Lord.

...and I enjoyed reading your abridged version. It's probably time for me to share mine as well, on my blog.

Always wonderful to get to know another of my brothers in Christ.


Thank you. Praise God that we serve the same Lord and Master!