Acts 8:Assignments Fulfilled
Acts 8:4 So those who were scattered went on their way preaching the message of good news. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah to them.
Stephen had been stoned and Paul was actively persecuting the church. Yet, that did not stop the spread of the gospel – in fact the persecution scattered the believers throughout Judea and Samaria. Jesus had told the believers to make disciples of all nations, and the believers were starting to spread out.
Philip, who was appointed as one of the deacons in Acts 6:5, travelled to a city in Samaria. He proclaimed the Messiah and demonstrated the truth of the gospel by performing signs. The people believed Philip and were baptized. The apostles came from Jerusalem and prayed for the new believers to receive the Holy Spirit.
Then, Philip was given his next assignment. His job had been done in that city. he was sent to an Ethiopian eunuch, who needed someone to explain the gospel to him.
Philip had seen many healed and delivered. He had spoken to crowds. Yet, after the crowds, God sent him to one person, who needed to hear.
Let us let the Lord give us our assignments — and not worry about whether we are speaking to one person or a crowd.
CC: K Carswell 2022