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In this message from the Power Today series, Pastor John Lindell teaches about the power available to believers to lead others to Jesus. Our prayer is that this message emboldens you in daily life to reach others with Jesus!
Scripture ReferenceActs 8:25-40
Power for Leading Others to Jesus
Acts 1:8 (NIV)
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
Acts 8:4 (NIV)
Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.
1st Evangelism was never limited to the church gathering
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, "Go south to the road — the desert road — that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza."
John 4:35 (NIV)
Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest?' I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
2nd Evangelism was almost always initiated by the Christian
Acts 8:27-28 (NIV)
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, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet.
The Spirit told Philip, "Go to that chariot and stay near it."
Acts 8:30 (NIV)
Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. Do you understand what you are reading?" Philip asked.
Acts 8:31 & 35 (NIV)
"How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.
3rd Evangelism is always preceded by God’s prevenient grace
"How can I," he said, "unless someone explains it to me?" So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
Acts 8:35 (NIV)
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?"
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. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.