The Way to Go

Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.”  This is a desert place. Acts 8:26 ESV
1. God Often Leads Us Where Others Are Unwilling to Go

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… Matthew 28:19 ESV
2. God Can’t Lead Us Based on Facts We Don’t Know
Every Christian should live life with an open bible and an open map. – William Carey
It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known, so that I would not be building on someone else’s foundation. Romans 15:20 NIV
And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” Acts 8:27-29 ESV
3. God Often Leads Us After We Go, Not Before
4. God Does the Unbelievable When We Are Available
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?”  And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. Acts 8:30-31 ESV
5. Being Real With Others Is Helping the Gospel Go
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? Romans 10:13-15 ESV
Senders Are God’s Bow

  • By praying
  • By caring for overseas workers

Goers Are God’s Arrow

  • By going across an ocean
  • By going across the street

My Notes