As you read each chapter of Honest Evangelism, ask yourself the following questions.

- What stood out for you in this chapter?

- Do you identify with anything that Rico is saying? If so how?

- Did you learn / realise something you didn’t know before?

- Has this challenged you to consider your own thoughts about evangelism?

Below are some questions specific for each chapter.

Chapter 1

  1. Consider how you become a Christian. What feelings did you have? Has that changed in any way now?
  2. Do you find it difficult to share the Gospel? If so, why?
  3. Can you think of a time when you crossed the “painline" to witness to someone? What happened?

Chapter 2

  1. Why should we be concerned for the honour of Jesus’ name? What Scriptures reveal to us the importance of His name?
  2. Read Revelation 21:1-7. Compare it with Isaiah 60:11-22. What will the new creation and the new Jerusalem be like? Why should this serve to motivate us to evangelism?
  3. Tice describes the danger of living as functional atheists. Do you recognise a tendency to live like that in your own life? What are the dangers of living a life like that? (See Revelation 3:14-22)
  4. Can you think of passages or verses in the Bible which refer to eternity? How do you view them?

Chapter 3

  1. What are some common idols that people worship?
  2. Tice highlights a personal idol for him which prevented him from sharing the Gospel. What other idols can prevent us from evangelism? 
  3. What impact will it have if God is the only one we worship?
  4. Can you think of any ways of keeping God at the centre of our worship? What tips or advice could you share with others?

As Chapter 3 is quite short, we also produced this Bible study that you can download here.

Chapter 4

  1. Tice suggests there are two categories of Christian (p.47-48). Which category would you place yourself in? Can you think of a third category? Share your answer.
  2. Read Acts 17:24-31.
    • What is Paul telling us here about God and His purposes? 
    • Try rewriting these verses in your own words.
  3. Tice uses Acts 17 to demonstrate God’s sovereignty in our own lives (p.48-50). Do you believe God has placed you where you are for a reason? Who might He be trying to reach through you?
  4. How does an appreciation of God’s grace and a recognition of His power help us in our evangelism (p.50-57)?

Chapter 5

  1. What opportunities do you have each day to share something of your faith? Do you find it easy to talk about God in everyday conversations?
  2. Tice writes, “I’m only going to be effective in witnessing if I’m being someone who is actually interested in them as people.” (p.60). Do you agree or disagree?
  3. Tice breaks down the Gospel into three parts: Identity, Mission, Call (p.65-71). Do you agree with his summary? Can you think of any Bible verses that summarise the Gospel?
  4. Stepping across the painline and sharing about these aspects of the Gospel can cause a reaction. What three things from Chapter 4 can help us face this?

Chapter 6

  1. Consider someone who played a part in bringing you to faith.How did they do that? What qualities or attributes did that person have which influenced you?
  2. Tice uses four examples to highlight different approaches to evangelism: confrontational, intellectual, testimonial, and invitational. Which one best describes your approach?
  3. Tice highlights the need for the church to work together in evangelism (p.81-84). In what ways can a church facilitate and prepare people for evangelism?
  4. John Stott wrote, "The local church cannot evangelise, proclaiming the gospel of love, if it is not itself a community of love." Do you agree or disagree? In what ways can the church show love to one another, and how does this help our evangelism?

Chapter 7

  1. Tice summarises the cultural changes in the UK since the 1950s to today (p.85-87). Do you agree with his summary? What reasons are there for this cultural shift?
  2. Read 2 Timothy 3:1-7. The culture has changed, but have people really changed?
  3. Tice suggests that the greatest development in contemporary evangelism is the increased use of 1 to 1 Bible reading (p.88-91). What benefits does this approach bring? What are the risks?
  4. Tice suggests four things that we need to help us get started in evangelism (p.91-93). Which of these if any do you need to develop? Take time to pray that God will equip and resource you with what you need to step over the line.