4 Verses that Transformed My Evangelism

Rico Tice | August 18, 2015

Paul’s trip to Athens is a goldmine for giving us a biblical approach to witnessing. We’re used to looking at Acts 17 and considering his approach in the marketplace and the synagogue, and to analyzing how in his Areopagus speech he both connects with and confronts the lies of the Athenians’ culture and worldview.

But what transformed my evangelism was verses 24–27. Look at what the apostle says about God and about people:

The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth: and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. (Acts 17:24–26)

So there’s a God who made the world and everything in it—including my neighbors, my relatives, and my work colleagues. He made everything and everyone. And he doesn’t need us; we need him. Not only that, but he has marked out how long we will each live, and decided where we will each live.

God Put Them

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