One Person at a Time

by admin ~ April 4th, 2015. Filed under: Brandenburg, gospel.

I was thinking this week about Philip and his evangelism of the Ethiopean eunuch in Acts 8.  I recognize that the eunuch was an important figure in a number of ways: he was a Gentile, he was African, he was a seeker who responded to the revelation he had and God made sure he got more, and the gospel was moving out from Jerusalem according to the Great Commission.  All of those are important, but I was considering two things else, and especially the second, but, first, it was one person.  He was alone and God cared about Him.  God cares about individual people, whether one of them is saved or not. God knows about all of us, like Jesus emphasized in His parables of the lost coin, lost sheep, and lost son in Luke 15.  The second thought was the one that stuck with me, and it is closely related to the first.   The Bible is impressed, so it is big to God, with evangelism of, preaching the gospel to, one person.  You don’t have to get all caught up in the numbers, but in preaching the gospel to one person.  A lot of attention is given to one person hearing the gospel.  It’s just a matter of continuing to get it to that next person.  You can’t get it to the whole world, but as one person, you can get it to one man or woman, and then more the better.  If we’re preaching, going out there and doing that, then people are getting it, and we’re emulating what God does in Acts 8 and in the rest of scripture.

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