Reflection Questions for 5/13/2018 Sermons on “The Ethiopian Eunuch” (Acts 8:26-40)
- In the scripture, we witness a ‘divine appointment’ between Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. God was already working in the Ethiopian’s heart. Phillip simply helped a stranger to discern his questions. Have you ever experienced a ‘divine appointment.’ If so, share your experience and your reflections with one another.
- Evangelism comes from a Greek word that means “to tell the good news.” Unfortunately in our culture, because of extreme religious tracts and transactional, inauthentic encounters, Evangelism has a lot of negative connotations. Do you have any negative experiences of Evangelism encounters? Why were they negative or unhelpful to you?
- Despite our negative experiences of Evangelism, how will people come to know Jesus if we don’t talk about our faith? Phillip listed to God’s Spirit and moved out of his comfort zone. Think about your circle of influence – children, friends, neighbors, etc. How would you describe new life in Christ to them in a relational, authentic conversation? What would you say to help someone believe that God not only loves them, but actually likes them?