Run, Philip, Run!

Recently I have been journalling through the book of Acts – I believe it is a very similar situation to what we are in right now.

In Acts 8 we see the story of Philiip,

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.”

I love how the Holy Spirit enabled Philip to run as fast as the Chariot!

We know that after this encounter with Philip the Ethiopian official meets Jesus, gets baptized, goes back to his country, and history shows that many people in Ethiopia began to follow Jesus from that moment.

Isn’t it amazing the power one conversation can have on an entire nation?

I believe God has people in our lives ready to meet Jesus – we just need to be ready to have that conversation.

It may be online or in person in this season!

What did Philip do?

1. Followed to the Holy Spirits timing

He went to the chariot at the exactas time the Ethiopian official was reading the Bible!

2. Explained the Bible

This is the role of our amazing connect group leaders.

Maybe you could consider leading a group in September?

3. Encouraged the Next Step

Our role is not to bring salvation but lead people to Jesus.

Let’s be committed to helping people on their next step whether that means coming to Church or connect group, getting baptized, starting to tithe, joining the team or becoming a leader!

As it comes up to the end of the month let’s take the time to put God 1st in a finances as we tithe.

It’s so important during this season that the Church remains strong, moving forward to reach new people, and also in a great position when starting physical services!

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Have a great week with the Holy Spirit and see you Sunday!

Josh & Yuki.

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