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Reboot:Searching for the One

Posted 8/4/2019

Sermon Series from Acts:Reboot by Pastor Lee Evans

Reboot: Searching for the One

Acts 8:26-28 (CSB)

26  An angel of the Lord spoke to Philip: "Get up and go south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." (This is the desert road.) 27  So he got up and went. There was an Ethiopian man, a eunuch and high official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to worship in Jerusalem 28  and was sitting in his chariot on his way home, reading the prophet Isaiah aloud. 29  The Spirit told Philip, "Go & join that chariot.“ 30  When Philip ran up to it, he heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, & said, "Do you understand what you're reading?"31  "How can I," he said, "unless someone guides me?" So he invited Philip to come up & sit with him. 32  Now the Scripture passage he was reading was this: He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, & as a lamb is silent before its shearer, so he does not open his mouth. 33  In his humiliation justice was denied him. Who will describe his generation? For his life is taken from the earth. 34  The eunuch said to Philip, "I ask you, who is the prophet saying this about—himself or someone else" 35  Philip proceeded to tell him the good news about Jesus, beginning with that Scripture. 36  As they were traveling down the road, they came to some water. The eunuch said, "Look, there's water. What would keep me from being baptized?“ 37) Philip said, “If you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” 38  So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39  When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him any longer but went on his way rejoicing. 40  Philip appeared in Azotus, and he was traveling and preaching the gospel in all the towns until he came to Caesarea.

 

1. God Seeks to Save the One

God, not man, initiated this encounter, 26,29; Rom. 8:14

  • He was a Foreigner, v. 27
  • He was a Queens CFO, v. 27
  • He was spiritually hungry, v. 27,28
  • He was searching the Scriptures, v. v. 30-33; Isa. 53:7-8
  • He was humble & willing to be taught, v. 31; John 16:13
  • He was eager to hear, believe, & be baptized v. 34-37

2.  God Sent His Servant to this One

  • God interrupted Philip during an important work.
  • God sent him to the desert, to the right place at the right time, v. 26-30

When God said GO, Philip did not say No!

 

3. Will You be One of the Ones…

  • Who will trust in Him as your Savior today?
  • Who is Listening to God’s voice? v. 26; John 10:27
  • Who is willing to obey Him?  v. 27, 30; Rom. 8:14
  • Who is ready and able to “guide” people in the truth and share the good news of Jesus?  v. 35  

God is saying GO, don’t say NO!