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Divine Appointment (4 of 4)
Series: People Need The Lord
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.A PREPARED SINNER
II. A PROMPT SOUL WINNER
III. A POWERFUL SCRIPTURE
IV. A PERSONAL SALVATION
I want you to take your Bible and turn to Acts Chapter 8. We've been speaking on these summer Sunday nights on People Need the Lord and what a wonderful example in Dewayne Blue tonight.
I pray that someday before long we'll be able to have him back and have Iris back as I want you to hear her testimony; God has mightily used them and I thank the Lord for their sensitivity to His Spirit.
Now tonight I want to speak on the subject Divine Appointment. Look at Acts Chapter 8 and I want us to begin reading in Verse 29. I'll give you the background; Philip has been preaching in Samaria, a mighty revival has taken place and God's Spirit has been poured out.
In the midst of that revival God speaks to Philip who is not even a preacher, he's a deacon, but he's a preaching deacon and God says to him, "I want you to leave this revival and I want you to go down into the middle of the desert." And he did that and when he got down there he found a man riding through the desert who was reading God's word.
In Verse 29 it says, "THEN THE SPIRIT SAID UNTO PHILIP, GO NEAR, AND JOIN THYSELF TO THIS CHARIOT. AND PHILIP RAN THITHER TO HIM, AND HEARD HIM READ THE PROPHET ESAIAS, AND SAID, UNDERSTANDEST THOU WHAT THOU READEST?
AND HE SAID, HOW CAN I, EXCEPT SOME MAN SHOULD GUIDE ME? AND HE DESIRED PHILIP THAT HE WOULD COME UP AND SIT WITH HIM. THE PLACE OF THE SCRIPTURE WHICH HE READ WAS THIS, HE WAS LED AS A SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER; AND LIKE A LAMB DUMB BEFORE HIS SHEARER, SO OPENED HE NOT HIS MOUTH:
IN HIS HUMILIATION HIS JUDGMENT WAS TAKEN AWAY: AND WHO SHALL DECLARE HIS GENERATION? FOR HIS LIFE IS TAKEN FROM THE EARTH. AND THE EUNUCH ANSWERED PHILIP, AND SAID, I PRAY THEE, OF WHOM SPEAKETH THE PROPHET THIS? OF HIMSELF, OR OF SOME OTHER MAN?
THEN PHILIP OPENED HIS M ...
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