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by Dr. Jeff Lee
The believers who had fled Jerusalem went everywhere preaching the Good News about Jesus. Philip, for example, went to the city of Samaria and told the people there about the Messiah... (Acts 8:4-5)
A friend said, Each morning I pray that God will bring someone to me that needs to hear the Gospel. Today the Lord brought this young man to me at a Korean restaurant. I sat down for lunch at the same table with him. We talked about many things but most importantly about Jesus. I asked him if he would like to know more about the Christian faith and he was very open.
Can a believer have a quiet lunch without worrying about God, evangelism, and strangers?
Philip, the one known as the evangelist, was sent by the Lord to speak to a total stranger, an Ethiopian eunuch.
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, Go south to the roadthe desert roadthat goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza. The Spirit told Philip, Go to that chariot and stay near it.
Is it because I need to learn to speak to a stranger?
Is it that I need to be tuned in to the Holy Spirit, and be diligent in sharing the Gospel?
Is it that I need to be well equipped to share my faith at a moments notice?
You must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if you are asked about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But you must do this in a gentle and respectful way. Keep your conscience clear. Then if people speak evil against you, they will be ashamed when they see what a good life you live because you belong to Christ. (1 Peter 3:15-16 NLT)
Author: Dr. Jeff Lee
Publication Date: March 1, 2002
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