Time to get ready. You’re about to share your faith. Does that mean your life needs to be perfect? Should you start by memorizing a long list of verses? Do you need to read a stack of evangelism books? Nope—to all three. Starting strong is about preparing your heart and soul. Remember, it’s not what you know. It’s who.

Get Ready

Read John 15:4-5Galatians 5:22-25, and Acts 1:8.

Get out a sheet of paper and divide it into two columns. Mark one side “God promises to” and one side, “God asks me to.” Now go back through the verses above. List all the things that God says he will do, and all the things he asks you to do.  What’s the most encouraging thing about these two lists? What challenges you the most about them?

updated August 2019

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