A Portrait Of Philip. Willie A. Alvarenga Essay
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Willie A. Alvarenga
All Scripture quotations have been taken from the ASV 1901
We are thankful to God for giving us His inspired Word (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21). His Word is able to make us complete unto every good work (II Tim 3:17). God’s Word can accomplish this in our lives by giving us all things that pertain to life and godliness (II Pet. 1:3). We are also thankful for the amount of godly examples we have in the Old, as well as the New Testament. By emulating their example, we can be sure that we will become better servants in God’s kingdom. Several passages from the New Testament encourage us to be followers of godly examples (I Cor 4:16; 11:1; Phil 3:17; III Jn 11; I Pet 2:21).
My assignment for this lesson is to present a portrait of Philip the evangelist and not the Apostle who also bears the same name. As we take the time to examine this material, let me encourage us to be doers of God’s Word and not hearers only (Jas. 1:22-25). It is only through the practice of God’s Word that we can experience a blessed life (Lk. 11:28). In this lesson, we will study several great and practical lessons that we learn from the life of Philip. I am truly convinced that the church of Christ needs more Philips today. If the church is to grow in number, we must imitate the life of those who had a great deal of concern about the lost souls of this world; Philip, the evangelist, was one of those men.
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