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“Who will rescue me?” That is the question that the Ethiopian is asking while he’s searching the Isaiah scroll. “I can do nothing to help myself, it is hopeless to try to obey, who will rescue me?” One of Luke’s great concerns is that the obstacles of age, religious tradition, race, ethnic origin or physical condition must not keep people from hearing and applying to themselves the gospel of salvation, and hearing the answer, “Thanks be to God, we are delivered through Jesus Christ, our Lord!”
This week we continue our series "Word to the Wise: The Potential of Everyday Conversations" as Pastor Tim Osborn turns to Acts 8 to look at the conversation between Philip and Ethiopian
One of the main themes in the Book of Acts is the collection of peculiar people that God assembles to be the foundation stones of the church – the first of what Peter calls the “living stones” that will build up the spiritual house that has Jesus as its cornerstone. So far we have collected a murderer, a Roman soldier and his household, a jailer and his family, a businesswoman and her family and servants, and a couple of lying thieves. Today Philip has a couple of encounters with a man named Simon Magus – or Simon the Magician – who is a self-promoting healer and magician with a large following among the people of Samaria who are about to learn the difference between magic and miracles.
Tonight we take a look at Philip and what God had planned for his life.
By looking at how Philip shared the Gospel with the Ethiopian eunuch, we can learn a few tips at sharing our faith with others.
This week we take a look at Philip's example of sharing Christ one on one. It should inspire us to introduce Jesus to others. Does your love of Christ reflect in the life you live... and do people around you notice?