Pastors Who Do All The Work Aren’t Doing Their Jobs!

A while back a lady went into the hospital for a few days. While she was there, a local elder, deacon and an elderly lady came to visit her. However she was released from the hospital before the Senior or Associate pastors of the church could come see her. After her release, she mentioned to me … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Paul – Background and Call

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Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 9:1, Phil. 3:6, 1 Cor. 15:10, Acts 9:1-22, Acts 26:18, Gal. 2:1-17. Memory Text: But the Lord said to Ananias, Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Despair to Hope: Part 2

The Missionaries

Cambodia – by Chhenghorn Thean That night she sold five books for $5 each. She was convinced that God is the true God. But a month later her husband told her to stop selling books. Your work is bringing shame on me, he said. Cheng’s husband demanded that she stop believing in Jesus and stop … [Click to read more …]

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 …]

Philip as Missionary – Teaching Plan

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Lesson for August 29- Sep 4, 2015 Key Thought : God equips His followers for all types of service and ministry. We need to be willing and open to His leading. 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 6:1-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Philip as Missionary – Hit the Mark

Philip and the Ethiopian

“Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.” Acts 8:5 This week’s lesson on Philip as Missionary takes us back to the good ole days. Those were the days when the preaching of Christ and Christ alone was sufficient. Those were the days when it was all about the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Philip as Evangelist, Father and Host

stan myers woman lady

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 …]

10: Philip as Missionary – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith


[Discussion starters for Lesson 10, Aug 29 – Sep 4, 2015] Philip who? In this lesson we meet Philip the evangelist and Philip the disciple. Is that right? Or is it one Philip with two titles? What was the outstanding contribution that Philip made to the fledgling Christian church? How important was Philip’s messages at … [Click to read more …]