Philip was proclaiming the good news (Acts 8:40)

“But Philip was found

At Azotus.

As he was passing

Through the region,

He proclaimed

Good news

To all the towns,

Until he came to Caesarea.”

Φίλιππος δὲ εὑρέθη εἰς Ἄζωτον, καὶ διερχόμενος εὐηγγελίζετο τὰς πόλεις πάσας ἕως τοῦ ἐλθεῖν αὐτὸν εἰς Καισάριαν.

The author of Acts indicated that Philip (Φίλιππος) was found (δὲ εὑρέθη) at Azotus (εἰς Ἄζωτον).  As he was passing through the region (καὶ διερχόμενος), he proclaimed the good news (εὐηγγελίζετο) to all the towns (τὰς πόλεις πάσας), until he came (ἕως τοῦ ἐλθεῖν αὐτὸν) to Caesarea (εἰς Καισάριαν).  Philip was at Azotus, the name of the former Philistine city of Ashdod, about twenty miles north of Gaza.  Then he traveled north about fifty-five miles on the Mediterranean coast to Caesarea, the Roman capital of Judea.  Instead of going south, he went north to the various towns preaching the gospel good news about Jesus.  Philip apparently stayed there in Caesarea for a couple of years, although nothing further is mentioned about him, except that Paul met him in his home in Caesarea in Acts, chapter 21:8, “The next day, we departed.  We came to Caesarea.  We entered the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven.  We stayed with him.  He had four unmarried daughters, who prophesied.”  Thus, Philip stayed and settled down in Caesarea.  Have you ever preached while traveling?

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