Today’s Service:

  • Lead Minister: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Senior Minister
  • Support Minister: Rev. Mark Hovermale, Pastor for Youth and Early Adults
  • Layperson Support: Jeff Stoner, member of FPCP
  • Music provided by Dr. Jerry & Sharon Smith (piano duet)
  • Scripture: Acts 8:1b-8 & 26-35 (NRSV)

Today, as we start wrapping up our series on the Book of Acts, we take a look at the 8th chapter and how we become Disciples.  In this chapter, we look at Philip, who was credited as being the first person to bring Christianity to Africa through his discussion with the Ethiopian eunuch.

Like Stephen from Chapter 7, we are first introduced to Philip when we learn of his appointment as another of the church’s first deacons.  Philip was a very dedicated and devout man, and he was very Accessible to God, always following the instructions God gave him to the letter.  Philip was also very Bold in carrying out his discipleship, as evidenced when he approached a total stranger and began discussing the Gospel with him, and helping him understand the words he was reading.  Finally, Philip represented the C to everyone he met throughout his entire life.

We hope you will continue to join us as we conclude our 7-week journey through the book of Acts next week with a look at Chapter 9 and the conversion of Saul to the Apostle Paul.