This week’s Bible Lesson Study is hosted by Melusi Ndhlalambi, founder of MelVee Productions. He is joined by Elder Blessing Machona, and Elder Nixon Kadiramwando to discuss “Phillip as A Missionary. ”
They explore how Phillip, was a beneficiary of the Acts 1:8 promise that ‘….you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”. Phillip as one of the many believers who awaited the promise of the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem. As he waited on the promise of the Holy Spirit to empower them, the gospel commission was a constant theme for over 40 days between Jesus’s crucifixion and ascension.
The New Testament documents this theme of the Great Commission in at least five sections of the gospels (Matthew 28:18–20, Mark 16:15, Luke 24:47–49, John 20:21, and Acts 1:5–8). These texts summarize the greatest assignment ever given to Christians. Among the commands was a geographical strategy for mission outreach, from its Jerusalem base to Judea and Samaria, then ultimately to the ends of the earth. This was a command that Phillip took seriously and set out to fulfill. This geographical strategy is prominent in the mission work of Philip the evangelist. According to Acts 8, his work extended outward from Jerusalem in expanding circles. That is, it kept spreading farther and farther as time progressed.
Who was this Philip the evangelist? What does the Word of God tell us about him and the work that he did during the earliest days of the church? Finally, what lessons can we take away for ourselves from the inspired record of this early missionary?
This lesson was Recorded and Produced by:
MelVee Video Productions,
“A Divine Voice Out of Africa”