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How to Share Your Faith

John 1:35-42, Acts 17:16-34, ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:8‬ 9-26-21

September 26, 2021

Richard Hamilton

We’ve all seen bad examples of evangelism.

Here are two good examples from the New Testament:

Example 1: John 1:35-42 

What did Andrew do?

Example 2: Acts 17:16-34

What didn’t Paul do?

What did Paul do?

What did and didn’t happen?


  1. Listen
  2. Empathize
  3. Put their needs first
  4. Find commonality
  5. Share your story when asked
  6. Don’t try to answer all their questions
  7. Focus on Jesus
  8. Focus on relationships

‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

“We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.”

Next Steps:

  • Ask God to give you opportunities to humbly share your faith story and the ways God has been working in your life.
  • When you share your faith with your friends and family, follow Paul’s example and find common ground with them.
  • Make a commitment to avoid impersonal and argumentative forms of evangelism.