Once we tell them the good news, we must leave the ball in their court and let them decide for themselves. A pastor from Texas tells a story about an evangelist he invited years ago to lead his church in revival. When he does, we need to be sensitive to the person's condition as we share our faith. We are not to wait for an "impression" or "leading" before we share our faith. When it comes to sharing our faith, we have to be careful how we communicate with the world.
Acts New International Version (NIV). Philip and the Ethiopian. 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that. Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch - Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to.
Acts King James Version (KJV).
26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down.
For seeing that, according to his capacity, he gathered those things which served to edification, he had some certain profit by his studies.
He said to the pastor, "Somebody ought to complain to the management. For because  he manifestly confesseth his ignorance in darker places.
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A pastor from Texas tells a story about an evangelist he invited years ago to lead his church in revival. Commentary on Acts - Volume 1 — John Calvin He then said, "What's incredible is that I lived next door to a preacher for years, and he never made an effort to lead me to Christ, or even talk to me.
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|Just say, I'll get to that in a minute; and go on with your presentation. For this reason, we must be careful in how we share our message. I don't know if they won any converts, but I do know that they made a lot of people mad.
And if any man, mistrusting himself, submit himself to be taught, the angels shall rather come down from heaven  than the Lord will suffer us to labor in vain; though as did the eunuch we must use all helps, which the Lord offereth unto us, for the understanding of the Scriptures. We can't smooth talk them into it, or bully them into it, or soft-sell them, or hard-sell them into it.
Acts NKJV Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, sayin
If we are willing to be obedient, God will lead us to them, or them to us. But God will not have us to despise those helps which he offereth unto us, and he suffereth not those to escape scot free which despise the same.
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road— that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and. Acts Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is.
It is true, indeed, that the Persians call treasure or plenty, Gaza; and Luke useth this word shortly after in this sense, when as he saith that the eunuch was the chief governor of the treasure of Candace; but because that Hebrew word was used before such time as Cambyses was born, I do not think but that it was corrupt afterwards, the letter h heth being changed into g, which thing we see was done in all others almost.
For because  he manifestly confesseth his ignorance in darker places.
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Be obedient and God will provide the opportunities. Does the Spirit talk to us today? We don't need to shout.
Philip understood that sharing your faith is not confrontation, it's communication.
Acts 8 26-31
|Thirdly, in order to effectively share our faith, we must: 3.
And the Spirit said to Philip, Draw near, and be thou joined to this chariot. Our mission is to introduce people to Christ. We see from comparing the two passages that being "controlled by the Spirit" and "letting the word of Christ dwell in us" have the same results.
On the road, Philip saw an Ethiopian eunuch who had been in Jerusalem to worship.