A Conversation in the Desert

by Jonathan Laurie on Nov 7, 2021

Pastor Jonathan Laurie shares a message from Acts 8:25-40 titled “A Conversation in the Desert” at our Sunday Morning Service for Harvest At Home.

Sermon Notes

Aren’t you glad to know that God wants to use you? The Bible is filled with stories of everyday, ordinary, and imperfect characters who God has used to carry out His will.  To this day, people like you and me are used by Him, and we each have a specific role to play in His great plan. Today we will be going through Acts 8 and reading the story of Philip, who was called to share the Gospel to an Ethiopian eunuch, who then followed God’s calling for Him without hesitation.


James 1:2-4

  • Difficult times and unfortunate circumstances can often times make us stronger
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  • stronger
  • harder
  • increased fatigue resistance
  • integrity retention

1. How can I understand unless someone guides me?

  • Acts 8:31
  • Romans 10:15
  • “Can you help me make sense of all of this?”

2. About whom is the prophet speaking?

  • Acts 8:34-35
  • Jeremiah 29:13
  • “Who is this all about?”
  • Philip told the eunuch all about Jesus.

3. What prevents me from being baptized?

  • Acts 8:36-39
  • The eunuch was not shy about his faith nor was he timid in taking the next steps.


  • 1 Corinthians 1:27
  • James 1:2-4
  • Isaiah 43:2
  • Acts 8:25-40
  • Romans 10:15
  • Acts 8:34-35
  • Isaiah 53:5
  • Jeremiah 29:13
  • Acts 8:36-39

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