Read: Acts 8:14-40
Think: The Holy Spirit suddenly sent Philip to an Ethiopian man of great authority to help him understand the Gospel. Using Old Testament scriptures from Isaiah, Philip showed the man how Jesus of Nazareth was the “sheep” who had been led to slaughter like a lamb, “humiliated and received no justice.” Upon hearing the Isaiah passage, the Ethiopian instantly understood that Jesus, who had been crucified, was the sacrificial lamb! The Ethiopian immediately asked Philip if he could be baptized in the nearby water!
Act: Have you been baptized? On the third Sunday of June, July, and August, Viewpoint Church will be hosting a beach baptism service at 10 am at Tower 32 on Balboa Peninsula. If you, a friend, or a family member have never been baptized and would like to publicly profess your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, we invite you to be baptized in the Pacific Ocean! If you would like to be baptized, or you do not live in the area and would like more information on baptism, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pray: Dear Lord, I am encouraged when I read how the Gospel has the power to immediately cause someone to want to publicly profess his or her faith in Jesus. Help me to be more like Philip, to (1) speak to others about You whenever I have the opportunity, and (2) encourage others to be baptized, inviting them to a church where the Gospel is preached and baptism is offered regularly. Oh, Lord, let my faith be both confident and contagious. Amen.
Be full of faith today!