The Whole Gospel to Every Man, Woman, and Child - Acts 8 - Philip Obeys

David Bailey, one of our EEF Elders, encourages us to let Jesus overcome our cultural, economic and other differences to love all people and bring them to our Lord.  His message is proceeded  by our sister Richetta Armstead, who is actively evangelizing on the streets of Church Hill.  And in addition, you can listen to the wonderful worship songs by the music interns along with our worship team.  

Here are the slides that Richetta talked about:

PRAISES AND MIRACLES

  1. An EEF member received a new car for commuting.
  2. Cancers are in remission or surgically removed on several individuals.
  3. Deliverance from alcohol, drugs, and substances.  Several males were admitted to the Healing Place or the VA Drug Program.
  4. Financial blessings were received.
  5. The homeless found shelter, apartments, and homes.  Not sleeping on the streets.
  6. A prostitute received her wings.  God freed her from her heroin bondage on “T” street.
  7. Male delivered from sleepless nights, after a 15 year span because of a demon spirit.
  8. Two attempted suicides stopped through prayer in person & over the phone.
  9. Baked spaghetti dinners prepared….30 plus.
  10. EEF calling cards distributed…200 plus.
  11. Carepacks distributed…500 plus.
  12. Floor fans donated and distributed…5 total.
  13. Family relationships healed and abusive partners removed from homes.

Acts 8:26-40 (NIV)

Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

“How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:

“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
    Who can speak of his descendants?
    For his life was taken from the earth.”

The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.