February 24, Reading 3 – Acts 8:5-40


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SAA Notes

Christians soon faced occult forces in the surrounding nations. The Scriptures assure us that: There is no sorcery against Jacob, no divination against Israel. (Numbers 23:23) God’s providence takes the Gospel to Ethiopia.

SJA Notes

* Loving God, thank You for the good news of Jesus, that Your word reveals to us from Genesis to Revelation.

“So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ And he said, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?'”

How important do we consider telling people about Jesus?

This event with Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch is a wonderful visible pattern.

Because what does Philip do?

“Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.”

We can be a little scared at the idea, or worried, perhaps that we won’t do a good enough job, or say the wrong thing, offending those listening, or any other multitude of reasons.

But none of these are enough to stop Philip.

And the same should be with us.

Each of us can preach the good news of Jesus, across all different words and means.

If we have been saved, then we can tell of that salvation!

* Mighty God,

Thank You for Philip’s preaching the good news of Jesus.

Please help us do the same.


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