Summary: When the Holy Spirit moves our heart we must Get up and Go! Nations are waiting and depending upon our message of the good news of Jesus.
A Church in Action Series Acts 8:26-40 says:
Acts 8:26 - 40 (KJV) 26And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 29Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 40But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.
When the Holy Spirit moves our heart we must Get up and Go! Nations are waiting and depending upon our message of the good news of Jesus. The nation of Ethiopia was given a missionary because of the obedience of a godly layman. 5And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, Acts 6:5
I. Get up - & Go to the Lost 27And he arose and went
29Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot
A. Go Near v29
B. Run v30
II. Come Up - near the Lost v31
31And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up
A. Ask about Spiritual things! v30 Understandest thou what thou readest?
B. Guide them to Jesus by Scripture 31And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me?
Here is his answer…
III. Lift Up - Jesus to the Lost Compare Philip & Jesus – Philip followed His example! Isaiah 53:7-8
A. Philip went to win the lost because Jesus went to win the lost v 32 led as a sheep to the slaughter