Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria Grace for Living Devotional Thursday September 21, 2023 TOPIC: OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE YOUR FAITH


ACTS 8:5-8, 26-35

Acts 8:5-8 

5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8 And there was great joy in that city.  


26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.  


“Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.” Acts 8:35  


The Apostles went everywhere to share their faith in Christ. They did not go to hide themselves for fear of suffering or persecution. They utilized every opportunity to share their faith, even onto the Gentiles and the cities of the Samaritans, which they were earlier forbidden to go into (Matthew 10:5). Every faithful believer has diverse opportunities to share the gospel. Do you seize such?   

Philip was a case study in today’s passage. He was a classic example of a man who was passionate about sharing what he believed. Philip was sensitive to the direction and instruction of the Holy Spirit. He moved and spoke as he was instructed and led. His obedience added much value to his exploits.   

If there is a time in our nations to preach and practice what we believe, it is now. Global events are moving so fast that believers cannot afford to sit back and watch – the end is so near! Faithful believers must be bold and confident to share their faith in Jesus Christ. People around you must know that Jesus is the most important part of your life; you must be specific about how He has worked in your life; talk and discuss how Jesus found you, and the impact He has made in your life; and be intentional about finding opportunities to share your faith by every means possible.  

When last did you consciously share your faith with someone who is not a believer?  


Lord Jesus, forbid it that I should be ashamed to preach the message of the Cross.



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