February 17th ,2019
1. Notice in verse 27 that Philip, when the Lord directed him, "arose and went." THINK OF A TIME WHEN THE LORD DIRECTED YOU TO DO SOMETHING--WHAT WAS THE RESULT OF YOUR OBEDIENCE, OR YOUR DISOBEDIENCE? Check out Psalm 40:8 for some encouragement.
2. In verses 27-28 we see that the Ethiopian eunuch was returning from worshiping in Jerusalem and reading from the Book of Isaiah--obviously he was seeking the truth about Jesus (see verse 34). WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT WHO DOES THE WORK OF CHANGING HEARTS WHEN WE SHARE GOSPEL? WHEN HAVE YOU SHARED JESUS WITH SOMEONE WHO WAS ALREADY SEEKING HIM? See Luke 19:10 and John 6:44. WHO ARE SOME POSSIBLE "ETHIOPIANS" IN YOUR LIFE TODAY?
3. Note that Philip "beginning from this Scripture [Isaiah] preached Jesus to him" (verse 35). Philip started with the man's question about a Bible text and led him to see Jesus as the key. HOW DO YOU AND I START WITH HONEST BIBLE QUESTIONS AND LEAD PEOPLE TO JESUS? Speak of the process of leading from honest questions to the reality of life in Christ. See Luke 23:13-35 for another great example.