Sunday Recap - Oct. 28th
As the believers are scattering, the gospel is getting out and they are being faithful witnesses of Jesus. During this time God impresses one of the servant leaders in Jerusalem to go to Samaria, Philip. Miracles are taking place. People are getting healed and there is a great joy in the city.
Philip then gets called to leave Samaria and go to the desert. This doesn't make sense on the surface because great revival is breaking out in Samaria, why would he leave? Sometimes God will interrupt our lives and ask you to do something that doesn’t make sense. So Philip obeys and goes and along the way runs into an Ethiopian eunuch who is reading the book of Isaiah. It becomes clear that God is preparing the heart of this eunuch to hear the truth of the Gospel. He receives Christ and then he is immediately baptized.
God pulled Philip away from the crowds in Samaria to share Jesus with one person who is seeking Him. One person matters to God.
Key Scriptures: “When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers… Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.” Acts 8:14-17 (NIV)
Some Sunday takeaways:
To be a faithful witness means to be sharing with others what God has done for you everywhere we go.
You can share methodically – looking intentionally every day to share Jesus with others
You can share in the moment – when opportunities naturally arise – take advantage of it.
Every person is valuable to God.
Every person needs Jesus.
Every person in Christ is accepted.