Got Books? A1Books: Making Knowledge Affordable.
Children's Stories
  Bible Story For Toddler
   Old Testament Stories
   New Testament Stories
 Children's Bible Stories
 Old Testament Stories
 New Testament Stories
  An Angel's Visit
   Mary Visits Elizabeth
   Joseph's Dream
   To Bethlehem
   Born in a Stable
   The Shepherds' Surprise!
   Wise Men from the East
   Jesus Visits Father's House
   Jesus is Baptized
   Tempted in the Wilderness
   "Come, Follow Me"
   Jesus' First Miracle
   Mountaintop Teaching
   Things to Remember
   The Story of the Seeds
   Two Builders
   "Love Your Enemies"
   The Good Fruit Tree
   The Centurion's Faith
   The Mustard Seed
   A Priceless Treasure
   A Frightening Storm
   The Woman at the Well
   Feeding the Crowds
   He Walks on Water!
    A Good Neighbor
   Greatest in God's Kingdom
   A Servant's Heart
   Mary and Martha
   A Rich Fool
  The Big Party
   A Lost Lamb
  The Blind Man
   Zacchaeus Tax Collector
   A Widow's Gift
   The Good Shepherd
   Lazarus, Wake Up!
   Mary's Gift
   Entering Jerusalem
   The Servant of All
   The Betrayer
   Jesus Knows
   The Lord's Supper
   "Not Me, Lord"
   My Father's House
   Like a Vine
   In the Garden
   Arrested!
   Peter Denies Jesus
   Jesus is Questioned
   Pilate and Herod
   The Cross
   The Darkest Hour
   He Lives!
  Thomas has Doubts
   A Big Catch of Fish
   Peter's Second Chance
   Jesus Sends a Helper
   Rise Up and Walk!
   Philip Makes a New Friend
   Saul Sees the Light
   Paul's Shipwreck Adventure
   The Holy City
   Jesus is Coming Back!
 Bible Story Coloring Pages
   Old Testament Coloring
   New Testament Coloring
Bible Stories Contact Us Coloring Bible Children's Stories

Home » Children's Bible Stories » New Testament Stories » Philip Makes a New Friend

 

Philip Makes a New Friend

Acts 8

 

 

One day, an angel told Philip to travel on a road that went into the desert. On his way, Philip met an important Ethiopian man who had been to Jerusalem to worship God. This man was reading the words of the old prophets, but didn't know what they meant.

"How can I understand this unless someone explains it to me?" asked the Ethiopian. Philip told the man all about Jesus, and how He had come just like the prophets had said He would.

The Ethiopian was moved by Philip's words about Jesus. It was clear that God had sent Philip to tell the Ethiopian this good news.

"Please," said the Ethiopian, pointing to a water hole. "Let's stop right here, and you can baptize me." So Philip baptized his new friend. After that, the Ethiopian went on his was rejoicing. And God took Philip on to tell many, many others about Jesus.

The Gospel Goes to Samaria

 

Philip, like Stephen was a Greek-speaking Jew who was selected in Acts 6:5 to help the apostles. Jerusalem ha been the main place that the gospel had been preached, until now when we see that the Lod's followers were kicked out of town. Perhaps Jesus' opponents thought they would stop the spread of the gospel, but this was not the case. In fact, teh opposite happened and fulfilled what Jesus said his followers should do: Take the gospel to all nations.

Philip went to the Samaritans. These people were half-Jewish and half-Gentile. In the Old Testament, Samaritans were disliked becaus ethey were a mixed race. But here we see them receiving the good news about Jesus joyfully.

As believers today, it is easy for us to look at the world from an "us versus them" perspective. We need to remember that Jesus' command to take the good news about him to all nations still applies to us.


Google
 

 

 

 

 Copyright © 1997 by Multnomah Publishers, Inc. Illustration © 1997 by Dennis Ochsner. Voice Recordings © 2007 by Grace. All rights reserved. No part of this production may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise withot prior written permission.