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“26 But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a desert road.) 27 So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” 30 Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this:

“He was led as a sheep to slaughter;
And as a lamb before its shearer is silent,
So He does not open His mouth.
33 “In humiliation His judgment was taken away;
Who will relate His generation?
For His life is removed from the earth.”

34 The eunuch answered Philip and said, “Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself or of someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. 36 As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 37 [And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] 38 And he ordered the chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he kept preaching the gospel to all the cities until he came to Caesarea.” Acts 8:26-40 NASB

Naturally Supernatural

This passage of Scripture contains many supernatural occurrences in the ministry of Philip. Yet, what you observe is that he was able to flow with the supernatural. As he was walked in the supernatural he witnessed God doing some amazing things.

It’s Normal

The supernatural should not be abnormal. In Galatians 3:1-5, Paul uses the normalcy of the supernatural to make a theological point. The provision of “the Spirit” and the working of “miracles” was so common, Paul asked why they happened so much.

For most believers, it is normal not to have anything supernatural happen. They expect nothing to happen. In fact, they are shocked it anything actually happens.

Let’s press to regain the supernatural as part of our Christian walk. There needs to be a reset in our mind of the supernatural activity of God. God wants to move some much in our lives, that it is a normal part of our experience.

Submission Needed

With every step in the supernatural there was submission on the part of Philip. He did not resist when the angel told him what to do (v.26). Nor did he resist when the Spirit told him to risk his life and approach the powerful Ethiopian leader (v.29).

I know I have missed the supernatural because of resistance against God. Sometimes the resistance was just flat-out rebellion. Other times, the resistance was a fear of what would happen.

In faith, obedience, and accordance with the Bible, be willing to follow what God is directing you to do.

Be Willing To Face Adversity

His path was a hard path. In verse 26, we learn it was a “desert road”. One version said a deserted place. It was not pretty. It was not easy.

I have found that if someone wants to see the power of God, they have to go to the hard place. They have to be willing to do the hard thing. For it is in the place of the impossible, that the God of the impossible shows up.

In Luke 4, we find Jesus being led by the Spirit to go to the desert to be tempted by the devil. He obeys God and He gets a desert and a devil. Yet, the Bible makes a clear distinction of how Jesus came into the wilderness and how He left. He came into the desert full of the Spirit (v.1). He came out of the desert in “the power of the Spirit. . .” (v.14).

This Sunday we are going to explore this further. God wants to do amazing things in your life. Get ready, you are going to walk in another level of God’s Kingdom on this earth.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday 9AM & 11AM at Evangel North Church. We love you!


Pastors John & Erin Carmichael

Our Purpose Defined:
Experience God – through worship, prayer and fasting (Exodus 33:18 & Matthew 21:13)
Equip Believers- through teaching and impartation (Ephesians 4:11-16)
Evangelize the World – locally & globally by word & demonstration (Mark 16:15-20 & Romans 15:19)

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Activate – your gifts, talents & interest for the Kingdom through various ministry opportunities
Belong – plug into small groups for discipleship & connections
Cultivate – your faith in teaching classes, prayer encounters and church services

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A spaghetti dinner for you!

After the 11AM service we are providing a spaghetti dinner for you for a donation to the youth group. They are going to a Perry Stone youth conference.
FREE! FREE! FREE!

This Sunday, to ENC people only, from 2PM to 4PM the Thrift Store has everything for FREE.

Take advantage of this opportunity.

Are you ready to grow in your relationship with God? Are you ready to gain knowledge of His Word? Are you ready to make meaningful connections with people? Are you ready to pour what God has taught you into someone else?

This is a verse is key to how the church went from being an obscure little group to a world-wide movement.

There were three (3) dynamics. There were public meetings. There were house to house meetings. And they were faithful to both.

This same should be true for us. We have be faithful to the public gathering of the church. Then there needs to be a smaller gathering of, say, twelve or less. Our attitude should not be It’s not one or the other, but its both!

Actually, Christians and churches become healthy when there is a focus on both of the types of gatherings. Dynamics happen in one that do not happen in the other.

Enter B-Groups…

This past Sunday we reintroduced B-Groups. The response has been amazing. There is a real hunger for these groups.

There are Three (3) types of B-Groups:
1. She-Groups – women only
2. He-Groups – men only
3. We-Groups – married couples only

These meet at various times in various places.

To make this work we need leaders. There is a sign-up sheet in the foyer. If you are interested in becoming a leader sign up. We will have a meeting to give training, set guidelines and answer questions.

This will help our church to go to another level as we reach our region by the empowerment of the Spirit and the love of God!

Framily = Friends & Family
FREE DINNER. It’s informal. Its 1hr.

Every 4th Friday at 6:30PM
The next date is May 26

If you are NEW (in the last 3 months) to ENC, Pastors John & Erin Carmichael want to personally meet you in order to share the vision of ENC and how you can be part of it.

Also, ENC members are invited by their last name:
A – H – Jan, Apr., July, Oct.
I – P – Feb., May, Aug.,  Nov.
Q – Z – Mar., June, Sept., Dec

Pastor Kedrick Tembo – this Wednesday, March 29 at 7PM.
LIFE GROUP VISION:
Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to equip believers by teaching the Word of God.

Wednesdays at 6PM
March 15 thru May 30
Faith Study Course – Synder – class in Friendship Hall (enter at the office/gym door)

Marriage Enrichment – Royce – class located in balcony room

Discipleship – Bishop – class located in the choir room behind platform in sanctuary

Apologetics – Kane – class in balcony in balcony room


Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Road New Albany, IN 47150
Every 2nd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is May 14th
See Bro. Jonathan or Sis. Brianna Kane click to message them on Facebook

Hillcrest Nursing Home 203 Sparks Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 3rd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is May 21
See Bro. Sean or Sis. Lauren Letwat click to message them on Facebook.


Full Pardon Jail Ministry

Clark County Jail
501 E Court Ave #159, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 4th Sunday 3PM (arrive at 2:45PM)
Next date is May 28
See Bro. Sean or Sis. Lauren Letwat click to message them on Facebook.

NURSING HOME & JAIL MINISTRY VISION:
Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by going to those who can not come to us. 

Evangel North Food Pantry (a partner of The Lord’s Kitchen)
1st, 2nd, 3rd Wednesday each month
5:30PM to 6:30PM

Need food? Just show up.
Want to help? See Sis. Shari McCutcheon or visit the Evangel North Food Pantry Facebook page

Catching Fire – Summer Competition
Somebody is going to the Ramp for FREE!!!
Come ready to get dirty and clean. We are going to Play Hard and Pray Hard.
See you Wednesday at 7PM.
Christ-Centered; Child Focused
Changing a culture, one family at a time.

NOW Enrolling!  NOW Hiring!  Call 812-964-3570
FIRST WEEK FREE!

Monday thru Friday 6AM to 6PM available.  Special after-school and half-day rates.


Michelle Mallory, Director of ENDP

EVANGEL NORTH DAYCARE & PRESCHOOL VISION:
Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by being a Christ-centered, child focused daycare and preschool.

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