must apply Gods will
and reach out to others. We must learn to reach one and then teach that
one to reach and teach one more. This process of duplication or discipling
is how God fulfills His will on
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come
upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem,
and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part
of the earth.(KJV)
And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise,
and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from
Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch
of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians,
who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem
for to worship,
28 Was returning, and
sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
29 Then the Spirit said
unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30 And Philip ran thither
to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest
thou what thou readest?
31 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
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
34 And the eunuch
answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the
prophet this? of himself, or of some other
35 Then Philip opened
his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto
36 And as they went
on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch
said, See, here is water; what doth hinder
me to be baptized?
37 And Philip said,
If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he
answered and said, I believe that
Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
38 And he commanded
the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the
water, both Philip and the eunuch; and
he baptized him.
39 And when they were
come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away
Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more:
and he went on his way rejoicing.(KJV)