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1 THEME: Know Christ & Make Him Known “The Attitude of a Winner” Acts 8:26-40

2 BILLY GRAHAM: “The evangelistic harvest is ALWAYS urgent. The destiny of men and of nations is ALWAYS being decided. EVERY generation is strategic. We are not responsible for the PAST generation, and we cannot bear the full responsibility for the NEXT ONE; but we do have OUR generation. God will hold us responsible as to how well we fulfill our responsibilities to this age and take advantage of our opportunities.”

3 Acts 8: Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road-the desert road-that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." 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 Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 27 - So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, 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 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet.

4 29 - The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it." 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 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. "Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him "How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

5 32 - The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so He did not open His mouth The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture: "He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so He did not open His mouth In His humiliation He was deprived of justice. Who can speak of His descendants? For His life was taken from the earth." 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?" 34 - The eunuch asked Philip, "Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?"

6 35 - Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" 36 - As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptized?" 37 - Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." The eunuch answered. "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." 37 - Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may." The eunuch answered. "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

7 38 - And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him 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 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 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.” 40 - Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.”

8 1.Follow the Lead (verse 26) …“Go south to the road – the desert road - that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 1.Follow the Lead (verse 26) …“Go south to the road – the desert road - that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”

9 Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are My ways your ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are My ways your ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

10 2. Grab the Time (verses 27-28) “...there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship. And he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.”

11 “candace” = “QUEEN”

12 Isaiah 56:3-5 “Let no foreigner who has bound himself to the Lord say, 'The Lord will surely exclude me from His people. And let not any eunuch complain, 'I am only a dry tree.' For this is what the Lord says, 'To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, who choose what pleases Me and hold fast to My covenant, to them I will give within My temple and its wall, a memorial and a name. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.” Isaiah 56:3-5 “Let no foreigner who has bound himself to the Lord say, 'The Lord will surely exclude me from His people. And let not any eunuch complain, 'I am only a dry tree.' For this is what the Lord says, 'To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, who choose what pleases Me and hold fast to My covenant, to them I will give within My temple and its wall, a memorial and a name. I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.”

13 3. Start the Talk (verse 29-30) The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it. Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” 3. Start the Talk (verse 29-30) The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it. Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?”

14 Romans 10:13ff “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of Whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone telling to them?”

15 4. Pick the Words (verse 30b) “Do you understand what you are reading?”

16 5. Tell the Message (verse 31) “How can I”, he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 5. Tell the Message (verse 31) “How can I”, he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

17 Romans 10:17 “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ.”

18 6. Guide the Decision (verse 32-37)

19 Psalm 68:31 “Ethiopia will quickly stretch out her hands to God.”

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