Preach Jesus

And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophets this?  of himself, or of some other man?  The Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

Acts 8:34-35

In this passage, Philip gives us a blueprint for preaching and teaching to other people.  He shows us what we need to do in order to be witnesses for the Lord.  He was led by the Lord to go to this Ethiopian eunuch.  The eunuch was reading in Isaiah 53, but didn’t understand what he was reading.  So Philip helped him, and “preached unto him Jesus.”

That is all we need to do.  Preach Jesus.  Tell people about Jesus.  Many people are afraid to witness to others simply because they are not sure what they should say.  Preach Jesus.  Just tell people about Jesus.  Tell them about who He is.  Tell them about what He did on the cross.  Tell them about what He has done in your life.  Just preach Jesus.

Philip wasn’t a great, intellectual, learned man.  He was just a common man.  In fact, the Ethiopian probably had more “education” than he did.  But Philip knew Jesus and he wasn’t afraid to talk about Him.  Philip knew the man about whom Isaiah 53 was written.  Philip didn’t know everything and he didn’t need to know everything.  He knew Jesus and that is what he preached to the Ethiopian.

Philip’s preaching Jesus worked.  The Ethiopian put his trust in Jesus, was baptized, and went on his way rejoicing.  Our preaching Jesus will work.  Not everyone will listen,  but some will.  Simply talking about Jesus is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to witness to others.  We don’t have to be great theologians.  We just have to know Jesus and be willing to talk about Him to others!

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