and the eunuch said to philip, “about whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” then philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. — [acts 8:34-35]


it’s all about Jesus

there is a common misconception that our bible consists of two halves representing two Gods.


you have probably heard it before: the God of the old testament is angry and vengeful, and the God of the new testament is loving and kind.

yet our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever [hebrews 13:8].  the law and prophets of the old testament point directly to Jesus, and Jesus and the new testament writers draw from the law and prophets.

through this encounter between philip and the eunuch, we see the reality of this in action. while reading the prophet isaiah, the eunuch finds himself reading about Jesus.

of course, in this time period there was not yet a new testament to read – yet Jesus can be found on every page of the old testament.

through the word of God and the testimony of philip, we find a template for evangelism, baptism, interpretation of the scriptures. We must be ready to share the good news of Jesus in every situation. the miraculous movement of the Holy Spirit put philip exactly where he needed to be to share his faith, and the Holy Spirit still works through us today when we are mindful of his movement.


~ jason soroski