This story is one God used at a difficult time in my life when my family didn’t have a church home. I was inspired by this man’s example of prayerfully caring for others by sharing the gospel with them. He demonstrates attentiveness to their needs and understanding of who God is and focused on the truth of God’s word in his communication with them. This story reminds me of the one from last month because it was through intentional conversations like this man had with others, started by books written by Pansy, that I came to understand the gospel. This issue is also special to me from a design standpoint because it has the longest Bible verse graphic that I have ever created and I made one of the buildings on the first page myself out of shapes (can you guess which one?) 😉 I feel like the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch parallel’s well with Dr. Wilson’s story because both of them were attentive to the Holy Spirit and eager to do the work that God had called them to do in a variety of situations. Looking back at Acts 6:1-6 you see Phillip was a man who served in his church distributing stuff and then when the church was scattered because of persecution, he continued to follow Jesus and knew his Bible well enough to tell someone how it points to Jesus. It’s neat to see how God reached into his normal guy, everyday life, and used him.
- Where can you share the gospel that you haven’t before?
- Who is someone that you need to pray about how to share Jesus with? Can you think of a way to share the gospel with them?
- What do you normally talk about with your friends? With people that you don’t know?
- What do you do to start conversations with people?
- Are you embarrassed to talk to people you haven’t met before?
- How do you know if someone is a Christian?
- Is there anything in your life that makes it hard for you to think that God could use you?
Here are several coloring pages with the theme “places to talk about Jesus”:
I highly recommend the book this installment is based on. You can find it here:
This song shows the heart of this story. Its a little slow, but the words are powerful:
And this sermon is one of my favorites and is about the story of Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch and sharing the gospel in our everyday lives: