Listening to the Holy Spirit & Reaching Out to People

Posted on 03/29/17 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a challenging sermon titled, “Listening to the Holy Spirit & Reaching Out to People.” Join us as we study Acts 8:26-40 and read about Philip’s boldness as he shared the Gospel with a powerful Ethiopian official. Our prayer is that this message would encourage you to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting as He sends you to share the Gospel with others.

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Listening to the Holy Spirit & Reaching Out to People

Acts 8:4 NLT
But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went.

1st God wants to send you to people

Acts 10:19-20a ESV
And while Peter was pondering the vision, the Spirit said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you. Rise and go.”

Acts 8:26a ESV
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go…”

Acts 8:29 ESV
And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”

2nd We have to get near the people God is sending us to reach

Acts 8:29 ESV
And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.”

Acts 8:30-31a ESV
So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?”

3rd Your efforts are always preceded by God’s action