Acts 8:26-40. Admittedly stuff got a little weird when Simon tried to buy God’s power and then got told off by Peter, but all told, the Gospel’s first foray beyond the boundaries of Judaism went pretty dang well. Philip was the guy who spearheaded that effort and now he’s on to his next adventure which leads him to a mostly empty country road in the middle of the Negev. Craziest thing though—there’s an Ethiopian eunuch traveling with an escort there who’s been reading the book of Isaiah and has questions about God and the messiah. What are the odds of that?
Samaritans I could see, because they’re sort of Jewish, but is the message of God’s grace for people from a distant land on another continent too?
Matt Whitman believes in God and thinks things are funny. He was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Chicago where he graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He met his wife Camilla on his first day of college in his first class. They’ve got three kids together and now live in the mountains of beautiful western Wyoming where Matt works as the Senior Pastor of the Lander Evangelical Free Church. Matt’s a teach-straight-through-books-of-the-Bible kind of guy and uses his appreciation of history, humor, culture, and narrative to help people understand God’s Word. In addition to church and family, Matt throws a lot of time at filmmaking. He writes, acts, and directs and also hosts a YouTube program called The Ten Minute Bible Hour in which he teaches books of the Bible in a tight, informative, and funny format.