April 21, 2012

The Power of Personal Testimony


It is important not to allow this lesson to slip into the ethereal realm—totally removed from any reality in the life of the teenager sitting in your Sabbath School class. Students might be tempted to blow off the topic of miracles as something that “possibly happened in Bible times but they certainly don’t happen today.”

Included in the teacher’s helps this week are a couple of contemporary miracle stories. While you can share these stories—and hopefully they will make a strong impact—there is no substitute for the power of a personal testimony. Therefore, to really make this lesson sing, share from your own story. While you may not have a personal story of some dramatic miracle (“I died and then four days later I was raised from the dead—just like Lazarus . . .”), chances are you have experienced signs, wonders, and the power of God in your life. Share these stories and help the young people see the miracles in everyday life.