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29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 34 And the eunuch said to Philip, “about whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus.

Acts 8:29-31, 34-35

Philip was an eager man that ran in the direction given to him. When the Spirit gave instruction, there was no hesitation to act. The approach Philip took was rather simplistic. He listened, assessed the situation, asked a question, and responded. All it took for this life-transforming conversation to unfold was Philip's obedience while the Spirit provided all the leadership. This was a dialogue between two men that resulted in the advance of the gospel in the heart of a seeking man.

Men often times are quick to disqualify themselves when it comes to sharing the gospel with others. Excuses range from “I don’t want to be preachy” to “I don’t know what to say.” Notice that the pattern laid out by Philip can be implemented by any man. It only requires a willing man who knows about Jesus. Be eager to listen to the Spirit's leadership and to those around you. Respond by sharing the good news.

DO THIS TODAY: Listen for opportunities to explain who Jesus is.

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