• Preaching the Kerygma Devotional

    Acts 8:1–8

    From time to time, we should all stop and consider how we are playing our part in evangelizing and discipling the nations. Are we well equipped with the basic gospel so that we can share it, or do we need to follow a program to prepare ourselves for evangelism? Are we contributing money and time to our local church and Christian ministries that instruct people in God’s Word? Are we discipling people who could benefit from our wisdom? View Resource

  • Systematic Evangelism Devotional

    Acts 8:1–8

    Many people leave evangelism up to Sunday school teachers and the preaching of the pastor. However, this confuses teaching with evangelism. The teaching ministry of the church is essential to the growth of the kingdom, but its primary task is to educate those who are already Christians — any evangelism that happens is secondary. If you feel unequipped to share the Gospel, seek a program designed to help you preach the Gospel to those who do not know Jesus. View Resource

  • The Origin of Simony Devotional

    Acts 8:1-25

    In a lesser way, simony is still a problem in the church. All too often those who are elected elders, deacons, or vestrymen in the church are voted in almost entirely because they are successful at business or have important connections. Think seriously about this matter the next time you vote for your church officers. View Resource

  • Joy in Samaria Devotional

    Acts 8:5–8

    It has been said that Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week. This should not be, for Christ is building His church from every nation, tribe, and tongue. Ask your church leaders what you can do to take the Gospel to any unreached people in your area. And ask God to help you overcome any prejudices you might have. View Resource

  • Two Men, Two Kingdoms Devotional

    Acts 8:9-13

    As we look around the cultural landscape today, we see a wide variety of spiritual practices that do not please God. Satan uses these practices to blind people to the truth and hold them in darkness. We must confront these practices, in prayer and word. Seek to enlighten your friends to ungodly practices in their lives. Speak out boldly. View Resource

  • Full Participants in Grace Devotional

    Acts 8:14-17

    We have to admit God chooses some odd people to be His sons and daughters. The Bible says “not many wise … not many mighty, not many noble are called.” Remember that this applies to you, too. Pray to God to remove any arrogance from your heart. Seek to get to know and love even “the least of these” among your church family. View Resource

  • Lust for Power Devotional

    Acts 8:18–25

    Simon wanted spiritual powers for his own exaltation. We are told to “earnestly desire the best [spiritual] gifts” (1 Cor. 12:31), but only for the edification of the church. Furthermore, any gift the Holy Spirit gives us must be used in love. Praise God for the gifts He has given you—and others. Ask Him to help you use them properly. View Resource

  • A Divine Appointment Devotional

    Acts 8:26-35

    In today’s typical estimation of ministry efficiency, Philip would have been best-suited to minister among the Samaritans or evangelize in the Greek-speaking cities. But God sent him to a divine appointment with a single man. Always seek God’s leading in your ministry efforts; let Him determine where you’re best-suited to serve Him. View Resource

  • Even Eunuchs Are Included Devotional

    Acts 8:26–40

    In Ephesians 2:14, Paul says that Jesus, by His death, has not only secured redemption for the elect but also destroyed the walls of hostility which so often divide people with ethnic and social differences. What people today continue to be cultural, social, or financial “eunuchs”? What can you do to minister the Good News to them? View Resource

  • Coming Home Devotional

    Acts 8:36-40

    Philip told the Ethiopian that he could be baptized if he believed with all his heart. Belief is more than intellectual assent; our hearts must be set aflame by the things our minds grasp. As you call unbelievers to faith, make sure they are professing belief in more than the mere facts about Christ. Call them to trust and commitment to Him. View Resource