Sunday, January 9, 2011

Listen and Follow...

This morning at church our pastor preached from Acts 8:26-40.  This is the story of Philip and the Ethiopian.  I love how the Lord tells Philip to GO and Philip went.  Even though he was doing God's work and brining people to the Lord, he was told by the Lord to go to a place where there is normally not any people out in the dessert. Once he was there the Lord spoke to him again GO.  He did just that and went to to the Ethiopian.  As he hears a man reading from Isaiah the prophet.  Philip ask him "Do you understand what you are reading?"  The man responds, "How can I, unless someone explains it to me?"  Philip goes on to explain what he had been reading.

But I stop here, as our pastor said this am, and ask these few questions..
Are you listening to God, when he tells you to GO? 
Are you sharing what God's word with others who don't understand it?
If you don't share what you know about God's word then who will? 

All questions for you to think about, I know it got me to thinking.

Read for yourself...
 Act 8: 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 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, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”
 30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.
 31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
 32 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.
33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
   Who can speak of his descendants?
   For his life was taken from the earth.”
 34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
 36 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?” [37] [c] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 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. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

Lil' Momma

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