Alex Kremer 08-07-2022 // Acts 8:25-40; Preaching Christ from Scripture
Following the spread of the Gospel in Jerusalem and Judea, we read in Acts how the Gospel came to the Samaritans through Philip. This follows the Lord's instructions to His disciples in Acts 1, to take the Gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the world. Therefore, following the introduction of the Gospel into Samaria, an angel of the Lord instructs Philip to a desert road from Jerusalem to Gaza.
As Philip obey's the Lord's guidance, he has a "chance" encounter with an Ethiopian eunuch in which Philip finds him deep in the study of Isaiah 53. Invited into the chariot, "Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him."
From this passage, we learn three important truths:
There are no chance meetings
The importance of preaching Christ from Scripture
The right response to what Christ has done
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May God richly bless you and encourage you in the work of the Gospel from His Holy Word.