Breakthrough is a study on the life of Philip, a disciple of Jesus’s first disciples. Duncan shares about the traits Philip possessed. Also, he shows how we can apply these qualities in your life and prepare yourself for a breakthrough.
The first chapter starts with the mention of a dramatic breakthrough in the life of Philip. The Lord was preparing him for this by leading and guiding him. The author also shares what it means to be a disciple.
The disciples of Jesus were looking for men Spirit-filled men to take care of Grecian widows (Acts 6:1-8). The very fact that disciples elected Philip as one of the seven men shows that he was a Spirit-filled man. The second chapter points to several scriptures that indicate the spirit-filled life of Philip. The author stresses how important it is for a child of God to be Spirit-filled. Also, the chapter presents steps in receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
There is a distinction between earthly wisdom and Godly wisdom. The third chapter presents the contrasts between the two. In this chapter, you will see how to be filled with Godly wisdom – just like Philip did.
Jesus said, “whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant” (Matthew 20:26). Philip had to serve the widows before God used him for a great revival in Samaria. Discover what the Bible says about servanthood and how to put it in practice by working on activities presented in the fourth chapter.
James and John were looking for responsible men to take care of the widows so that they can continue with the ministry (Acts 6:2). They choose Philip, among six other men, for the task. Dig deep into what the Bible says about a responsible man in the fifth chapter.
The sixth chapter presents three examples of teamwork and its significance. Explore the qualities that made Philip an indispensable member of the team of seven men.
Bible provides a glimpse on later years of Philip’s life. The author concludes the study in – the last chapter – with analysis of Philip’s latter days whilst stressing the importance of finishing well.
You will gain much by studying this book on your own. However, you will receive more blessing if you work through it with two or more people – “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17). The practical questions and exercises will help you assess yourself and highlight areas that might need attention.

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