Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. — Acts 8:35
READ ACTS 8:26-37
A 5-year-old boy, asked, his grandpa “Why did Jesus die on the cross?” His grandpa had a little talk with him. He explained to him about sin and Jesus’ willingness to be our sacrifice. Then the boy ran off to play.
A few minutes later, his grandpa overheard him talking to his 5-year-old cousin, explaining to her why Jesus died. His cousin said to him, “But Jesus isn’t dead.” The boy replied, “Yes. He’s dead. Grampy told me. He died on the cross.”
His grandpa then realized he hadn’t completed the story. So they had another talk as he explained to his grandson that Jesus rose from the dead. They went over the story again until his grandson understood that Jesus is alive today, even though He did die for us.
What a reminder that people need to hear the whole gospel. When a man from Ethiopia asked Philip about a portion of Scripture he did not understand, Philip “opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him” (Acts 8:35).
Tell others the good news about Jesus: that we are all sinners needing salvation; that the perfect Son of God died to save us; and that He rose from the grave, showing His power over death. Jesus, our Savior, is alive and is offering now to live His life through us.
When someone wants to know about Jesus, let’s make sure to tell the whole story!
REFLECT & PRAY
Lord, Your story is amazing. Help us to tell all of it so others can put their faith in You and enjoy the salvation You offer to all who trust and believe.