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In this message, we will come across an interaction between a man who had found what he was looking for and a man still searching. We will explore the historical account of how Philip followed God to a random and remote place to meet a powerful person who was looking for something more in life.
“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.