Summary: We must be active in our pursuit of the lost.
November 22, 2009 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: We must be active in our pursuit of the lost.
Focus Passage: Acts 8:26-39
Introduction: I heard of a man at sea who was very sea-sick. While this man was sick he heard that a man had fallen overboard. He was wondering if he could do anything to help to save him. He laid hold of a light, and held it up on the port-hole. The drowning man was saved. When this man got over his attack of sickness he was up on deck one day, and was talking to the man who was rescued. The saved man gave this testimony. He said he had gone down the second time, and was just going down again for the last time, when he put out his hand. Just then, he said, some one held a light at the port-hole, and the light fell on his hand. A man caught him by the hand and pulled him into the lifeboat. It seemed a small thing to do to hold up the light; yet it saved the man’s life. If you cannot do some great thing you can hold the light for some poor, perishing drunkard, who may be won to Christ and delivered from destruction. Let us take the torch of salvation and go into these dark homes, and hold up Christ to the people as the Savior of the world.
I. A Prepared Sinner
a. The eunuch was searching for God
b. He had come to Jerusalem only to find he couldn’t become a Jewish convert because of his physical deformity.
c. Headed back to Ethiopia with Scripture and hungry for God.
II. A Prompt Soulwinner
a. Philip was available and willing/obedient
b. He already had great success in witnessing to Samaritans
III. A Pertinent Scripture
a. Philip heard what the Eunuch was reading and asked him if he understood
b. Philip took the opportunity of the moment to use Scripture to tell about Jesus
IV. A Personal Salvation
a. The eunuch was saved
b. He asked the question “Is there anything in Christianity that keeps me from being a Christian?”
For God so loved the world, not just a few,
The wise and great, the noble and the true,
Or those of favored class or rank or hue.
God loved the world. Do you?