Main point summary
Philip rose and went to a road to Gaza as instructed by an angel of the Lord. Then, he met an Ethiopian eunuch who came to worship at Jerusalem. The eunuch was reading the book of Isaiah which he did not understand. The eunuch invited Philip to sit with him and Phillip shared the good news about Jesus using the book of Isaiah.
Now m an angel of the Lord said to Philip,
and go toward the south 1 to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”
This is a desert place.
And he rose and went.
And there was an n Ethiopian, a o eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, p who was in charge of all her treasure.
q He had come to Jerusalem to worship
and was returning,
seated in his chariot,
and he was reading the prophet Isaiah.
And the Spirit said to Philip,
and join this chariot.”
So Philip ran to him
and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet
“Do you understand what you are reading?”
And he said,
r “How can I,
unless someone s guides me?”
And t he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:
u “Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
In his v humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.”
And the eunuch said to Philip,
“About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this,
or about someone else?”
Then Philip opened his mouth,
and w beginning with this Scripture x he told him the good news about Jesus.
Philip rose and went to a road to Gaza as instructed by an angel of the Lord.
He met an Ethiopian eunuch who came to worship at Jerusalem.
The eunuch was reading the book of Isaiah which he did not understand.
Philip shared the good news about Jesus to the eunuch using the book of Isaiah.
I. God gives desires so that people will seek Him. ---He did it to an Ethiopian. a. I was told before by a 7th Grade classmate that I cannot get saved because I am a Catholic. b. Instead of getting angry, God caused me to be jealous when that classmate said that she's sure of going to heaven. c. God gave me the desire to know Him more! II. God leads them the way to Him. ---He led the eunuch to Jerusalem. a. I was invited by another 7th grade classmate to join their Sunday Services. b. I began reading the bible because he let me borrow his personal Bible. c. I had my college at a university where I joined a campus ministry. III. God uses instruments to reach people. ---He used Philip to tell the gospel to the eunuch. a. God used my 7th grade classmate to stir my heart. b. God used my classmate to give me a glimpse of taste of the beauty of God's word. c. God used campus ministry at the University which I attended until senior year but sadly, it turned out that the ministry fell into the trap of false doctrines. d. God used people to help me get to the right meaning of the scriptures. IV. God gives understanding and faith. ---He made the eunuch understand and believe the scripture. a. It is God who opened my mind to gradually understand and believe the gospel. b. By faith, I believe that He is not done with me yet. I am still a work in progress.