Following Philip’s Example
Then Philip went down to the city of
Acts 8 tells us that Philip went to
The Samaritans and the Jews hated each other. That is why, when Jesus asked the woman at the well for a drink, she said to Jesus, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?”
Yet Philip went down to
It also reminds us that we should not try to communicate only with people who look just like us. We may be more comfortable talking to someone who is basically our equal in age, gender, economic background, race, or whatever. But God wants us to take the gospel to all people. They may be younger. They may be older. They may be of a different race or background. It doesn’t matter. Everyone needs Jesus.
There is another thing. Philip was essentially watering seeds that Jesus had sown a few years earlier. When Jesus spoke with the Samaritan woman, she came to faith and went out and told others. Now Philip was laboring in the same area. It reminds us that the process of conversion happens through reaping and sowing, often over a period of years.
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