Then the Spirit said to Philip, ‘Go near and overtake this chariot.’ So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, ‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ And he said, ‘How can I, unless someone guides me?’ – Acts 8:29-31
The Spirit of God supernaturally directed Philip to go to the eunuch in this text, who was obviously in a dilemma – confused about what he was reading in the scriptures, and needed clarity to encourage his faith. What Philip did, was to begin from where the eunuch was, i.e. the source of his ‘headache’, to expound the scriptures to him.
After dealing with the eunuch’s confusion, he led him to Christ and then baptized him. Problem solved! So, another way you can evangelize to people is by finding their source of dilemma or trouble, gain entry through it to start a conversation, solve their problems and then minister Christ to them.
A lot of people are going through ‘situations’, many are confused about life – marital stress, sickness, lack of money or direction etc,. So beginning from their point of dilemma, you can pray, counsel with them, and then talk to them about the gospel.
In Matthew 9:36-39, it was recorded that Jesus was moved to compassion when He saw the multitude who were weary and scattered like sheep without a shepherd. And he proffered a solution to their problem – praying for laborers to bring them the good news.
There are always people whose dilemmas need to be addressed.
This WEDNESDAY, WATCH OUT for the diemmas people around you have, and WISELY engage.
Isaiah 6:8, Colossians 4:2-6 & Daniel 12:3.
* Pray for sensitivity in your spirit to discern who and where the people God wants you to minister to are.
* Also pray for grace to yield to His voice today.