THE SOVEREIGN EVANGELIST
STUDY FIVE 10/09/2010
ACTS|OF|THE|APOSTLES 1. The Ascension of Christ (Acts 1:1-11) 2. The Holy Spirit for Us (Acts 2:1-41) 3. Handling Hostility (Acts 4:1-22, 5:17-32) 4. Our Hardened Hearts (Acts 6:8-15, 7:37-8:1) 5. The Sovereign Evangelist (Acts 8:1-40)
On the following scale, mark where you personally and honestly sit. Share as a group. God has given me the gospel and the
God is sovereign over everything and
Holy Spirit; I need to be proactive in
everyone; I should be still in that comforting
telling others about Jesus.
knowledge and wait upon His instruction.
Pray and read Acts 8:1-25 Write a dot point summary of the major events in Acts so far. How far has the gospel of Jesus Christ spread at this point? Chp 1:
Chp 8: (v. 1-25)
Now read Acts 8: 26-40 and fill in the following table. List what happens in each verse and tick the appropriate column. Event (v. 26) (v. 27) (v. 28) (v. 30)
God’s direction OR Philip’s response
According to verse 35, Philip evangelised to the Ethiopian eunuch from Isaiah 53:7-8. Read Isaiah 53:5-8. How would you use this passage to share the good news about Jesus with someone you know? Which points would you emphasise? Discuss as a group.
“God is sovereign; let him do the work of evangelism. When God pleases to convert the heathen he will do it without your help.” Discuss this statement with your group.
Am I sensitive to the intersections in my own life? As I travel on the train, bus or plane, am I looking to open up a conversation? Do I see every meeting as an opportunity set up by God? He knows where He will take the conversation. :)
Pick a friend or family member who is unsaved and pray specifically about how you might share the Gospel with them.
PERSONAL REFLECTION How do you spread the Gospel? “The Bible knows no such thing as a silent Christian. What is on the heart will find its way to the tongue” (Matthew 12:34)
Now read Acts 8: 26-40and fill in the following table.List what happens in each verse and tick the appropriate column. On the following scal...