Friday: Further Study – Philip as Evangelist

For All Men

Ellen G. White, The Gospel in Samaria, The Acts of the Apostles, pages 103-111. When they were scattered by persecution they went forth filled with missionary zeal. They realized the responsibility of their mission. They knew that they held in their hands the bread of life for a famishing world; and they were constrained by the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Philip as Evangelist, Father and Host

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Philip, clearly, was anointed to do the Lord’s work. Commentators are divided on what the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip(Acts 8:39) means, whether he was simply told to go to Azotus (Acts 8:40) or was miraculously transported there. Either way, the crucial point for us is that Philip was a man surrendered to … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Philip the Missionary

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Philip the Missionary” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: With the Ethiopian

The Bible and Archaeology

According to Acts 8:26-39, Philip’s next contact was with the Ethiopian treasury administrator, bringing mission another step towardthe end of the earth (Acts 1:8, NKJV). Philip was the link between Samaria and the Gaza mission. From Samaria, north of Jerusalem, Philip was called to Gaza, which is south of the city. His work in the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Philip in Samaria

Person Climbing Out of Hole

Saul, a future apostle and missionary, makes his first appearance in the Bible at the stoning of the deacon Stephen, the first Christian martyr. This wave of persecution only helped further the spread of the gospel. Read Acts 8:1-6. What was the result of the persecution of the church in Jerusalem? Samaria was the first … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Waiting on Tables

People Sharing a Meal

Read Acts 2:44-47, Acts 4:34-37. What kind of picture of the early church is presented here? No question, things were for a time going quite well among the early believers. Of course, everyone is fallen, and before long some tensions started to rise. Read Acts 6:1-7. What problems arose, and how did the church deal … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Philip the Evangelist

Persecution of Christians

While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Cor. 4:18, NKJV). Think about what Paul is saying here, especially as we study this week about Philip … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Philip as Missionary

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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Cor. 4:18, Acts 2:44-47, Acts 4:34-37, Acts 6:1-7, Acts 8, Acts 21:7-10. Memory Text: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8 NIV). … [Click to read more …]