Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 20

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

I am off to Hyannis for a pastor’s conference. Our keynote speaker for the next few days will be Sam Huddleston. Before I go, though, I wanted to start off our next discussion in the book of Acts. If you have missed any of our previous discussions and would like to join the loop it’s not too late. Just look on the “House On Fire” page under the “Pastor Wrinkles” drop down above.

Here is today’s discussion topic:

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

32 This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading:

“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,
    and as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.
    Who can speak of his descendants?
    For his life was taken from the earth.”[b]

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” [37] [c] 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea. Acts 8:26-40 NIV

Question: If you were Philip how would you have felt being called away from the revival in Samaria? Would you have felt any different after speaking with the Ethiopian eunuch?

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2 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 20

  1. I really hate missing a Sunday service or Fresh Fire service never mind a revival. I think if I was Philip I would have been not so happy. I know I always feel like something is missing if I miss a service. The Holy Spirit fills me to overflowing in these services and I’m sure I would not be happy if God told me to be elsewhere than where I wanted to be. My attitude would soon change after finding out the reason I needed to be there. I mean what is more important than leading someone to the Lord. It is certainly not satisfying my desire to be filled.

    • I think you hit the nail right on the head Deb! God does everything in our lives for a purpose. When something happens that seems “unfun” or something happens that leads us in a direction we maybe would not have chosen we need to ask the Lord to show us the purpose behind it all because there is a purpose! We also need to ask Him to help us not to miss that purpose because of our own limited understanding.

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