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The Gospel Spreading


Acts 8:26-40 — And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

  • Four African queens were known to the Greco-Roman world as the "Candaces":

Jesus Saves - Give the Winds a Mighty Voice

  • Chorus

We have heard the joyful sound: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Spread the tidings all around: Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

Bear the news to every land, Climb the steeps and cross the waves;

Onward!—’tis our Lord’s command; Jesus saves! Jesus saves!

  • Verse 4

Give the winds a mighty voice, Jesus saves, Jesus saves;

Let the nations now rejoice. Jesus saves, Jesus saves;

Shout salvation full and free, Highest hills and deepest caves,

This our song of victory, Jesus saves, Jesus saves.

  • Priscilla Jane Owens, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and by 1906 resided in Baltimore, Maryland where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary.

The Gospel Spreading

  • John 4, through a Samaritan Woman
  • Acts 8:26-40, Philip to the Ethiopian

"Open Doors"

Must it Always be Fashionable to Spread?

  • Priscilla Jane Owens Also wrote many other songs mostly unknown like "Go, Tell the Nations"
    • Go, tell the nations Christ is king, His hands the world uphold;
    • He guides each planet’s shining ring, And spreads the cloud’s dark fold;
    • Go, cast the false gods in the dust, The idols trample down,
    • And place in Him your only trust, For Jesus wears the crown.
  • Priscilla Jane Owens Also wrote "Face the Other Way"
    • Verse 1:
      • Now, boys, attend: should miscalled friend

      • Some tempting treat display,

      • By tavern sign or homemade wine,

      • Just face the other way.

      • Chorus:

        • Face the other way, boys, Face the other way,
        • In spite of censure or applause, Face the other way;
        • Face, face, Face the other way,
        • In spite of censure or applause, Face the other way.
      • Verse 2

        • The social glass you must not pass,
        • But God and truth obey;
        • And ne’er turn back on duty’s track,
        • But face the other way.
      • Verse 3

        • Should lovely maid, your mirth to aid, -Present the glad and say, -Behold, the wine I’ve brought is thine, -Just face the other way.
      • Verse 4

        • The liquor host with all their boast
        • Must not your hearts dismay;
        • Fear not defeat, nor once retreat,
        • But face the other way.
      • Verse 5

5 Let others hear your words of cheer; Go, bid the souls astray Their steps retrace, by God’s free grace, And face the other way. [Refrain]