Setting a high bar

RE Verse reading–Acts 8:26-40 (day one)  “Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road–the desert road–that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza’ ” (vs 26)  It is a deacon story.  The second in a series.  In Acts 7 we met Stephen who outperformed any expectations that being a deacon would be a contained, safe, low-impact sort of assignment.  Acts 8 introduces us to another “curve breaker” named Philip.  How can a man be a deacon if he is constantly traveling around preaching sermons and leading people to faith?  Who was feeding the widows?  I don’t know.  I do know an angel called Philip to this task and he obeyed.  No questions asked.  A high bar for us all.  The work of missions and evangelism can never belong to a special class of Christian.   Ministers AND deacons AND members . . .All who follow Christ must accept His assignment as He expands the church outward.  He leads.  We follow. Like Philip.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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