4 The believers who had been scattered preached the word everywhere they went. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria. There he preached about the Christ. 6 The crowds listened to Philip. They saw the miraculous signs he did. They all paid close attention to what he said. 7 Evil spirits screamed and came out of many people. Many who were disabled or who couldn’t walk were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city. 9 A man named Simon lived in the city. For quite a while he had practiced evil magic there. He amazed all the people of Samaria. He claimed to be someone great. 10 All of the people listened to him, from the least important of them to the most important. They exclaimed, “This man is known as the Great Power of God!” 11 He had amazed them for a long time with his magic. So they followed him. 12 But Philip preached the good news of God’s kingdom. He preached the name of Jesus Christ. So men and women believed and were baptized. 13 Simon himself believed and was baptized. He followed Philip everywhere. He was amazed by the great signs and miracles he saw.
This passage begins with the words “Those who were SCATTERED preached the word wherever they went.”
I truly believe God calls all His sons and daughters to be master evangelists. Not everyone can stand and preach to the masses like Billy Graham but all of us can have the passion and conviction to share the gospel where ever God may “scatter” us. To say to our unsaved friends and family “look what Jesus has done in my life. I want you to know Him too.”
We tend to leave the evangelism to Pastors and Minist
ers – people Australia who are flex called to minister largely to those who are already saved. God needs his evangelists to be “scattered” – to be positioned near people that need to hear the gospel. cialis 5 mg Where God scatters me isn't important. What's important is what I do when I'm there.
Lord, please infuse my whole life with the power of Your Holy Spirit – so that wherever you see fit to “scatter” me I will share with those around me how great You are.
Written by Boudy Van Noppen