What pops into your head when you hear the word “evangelism”? Do you picture somebody talking about Jesus? Explaining the gospel? Sharing a personal testimony? Or a preacher on T.V.? It’s so easy for us to think of sharing the gospel as us doing the talking while somebody else does the listening. It’s time to rethink that. Because if you want to help your friends get to know Jesus, you need to get to know them first.

Get Ready

Read Acts 8:30-39.

The video taught you about the five spiritual thresholds. Which threshold would you say the Ethiopian was at in his spiritual journey?

What do you appreciate about the way Philip approached the Ethiopian man? Imagine a similar encounter happening today. What would you want to do that’s the same as Philip? Would you need to do anything differently?

Bonus Features

To learn more about the spiritual thresholds purchase a copy of I Once Was Lost: What Postmodern Skeptics Taught Us About Their Path to Jesus by Don Everts and Doug Shaupp.


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