Philip the Evangelist

Luke continued to write of his travels with Paul, “On the next day we who were Paul’s companions departed and came to Caesarea, and entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him” (Acts 21:8).
Philip is interesting. Luke called Philip an evangelist, but Luke also quickly identified Philip as one of the seven that we read about in Acts 6. The Jerusalem Church chose Philip to help with feeding the widows so that the apostles, the preachers, would not be diverted from preaching and praying by taking care of widows. Yet, Philip soon started preaching himself, as Acts 8 shows.
It is also interesting that Philip was an evangelist who owned a home. Some people think evangelists always have to be on the move, but an evangelist is simply a messenger of good news. That might include traveling and it might not.
How would you have liked to be in Philip’s home then? You could fellowship with Paul, Luke, Philip, and others who were present. Yet, they would not have considered themselves as anyone great, but would have delighted to be with you as much as you would delight to be with them.
Why not then just spend more time with your fellow Christians?

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