God's Word is the perfect communications tool. When sharing your faith, it can really help to know a few Scripture passages. Just as babies learn to walk and talk by following the examples of those around them, you can be a great example -- and a great encouragement to others — if you know your Bible.
Here are a few of the best verses for dealing with commonly asked questions. We've used many from the Gospel of John to make it easy for you, but a few from other parts of the Bible are also shown for greater clarity of some issues.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of verses. There are many other excellent passages you can use. Think of these as handy starting points for sharing.
God's complete love
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." KJV
Jesus as God, eternal
John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made." NIV
John 10:30 "The Father and I are one." NLT
John 17:5 "And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was." KJV
Certainty of our salvation
John 3:36 "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." NIV
John 5:24 "I assure you, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life." NLT
John 6:47 "I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life." NIV
John 8:32 "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." KJV
John 11:25-26 "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?" NIV
No other way to God except through Jesus
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. KJV
Evidence of the resurrection
Luke 24:22-23 "Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive." KJV
Luke 24:36-43 "While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, 'Peace be with you.' They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, 'Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.' When he had said this, he showed them his hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, 'Do you have anything here to eat?' They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence." NIV
John 20:27-29 "Then he said to Thomas, 'Put your finger here and see my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don't be faithless any longer. Believe!' 'My Lord and my God!' Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, 'You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who haven't seen me and believe anyway.'" NLT