The Ethiopian Eunuch

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Acts 8:26-40

Key Verse: Acts 8:35-36

Luke in his narrative of the early church turns from the incidents that are numerically larger and more local to this incident were a deacon, Philip the Evangelist, plays an important part in bringing the gospel to Africa.

God provides this God fearing eunuch, with a one to one personal bible lesson to explain the Gospel to him. And with a few rolls of the scroll he would come to Isaiah 56:3-5Do not let the son of the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord
Speak, saying, “The Lord has utterly separated me from His people”;
Nor let the eunuch say, “Here I am, a dry tree.”
For thus says the Lord: “To the eunuchs who keep My Sabbaths, and choose what pleases Me, and hold fast My covenant, even to them I will give in My house and within My walls a place and a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that shall not be cut off.”

This outsider, who was both a foreigner and had the physical defect of being a eunuch could repent and believe in Jesus just like Philip himself had. This man understood the gospel was open to all, and having believed the truth was baptised showing his new allegiance to King Jesus and the family of God.

Sermon Points:
A: Recording
B: Revealing
C: Repenting
D: Rejoicing

Series: One Off

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 25 January 2015

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Baptism, Repentance and Jesus

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: Matthew 3:13-4:11
Key Verse: Matthew 3:16-17 As soon as Jesus was baptised, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.’ (NIVUK)
Our baptism is a symbol of the washing away of sin, sin taken away at CalvaryHis baptism is a symbol of being covered in our sin, placed upon Jesus at Calvary.

Jesus in his baptism identified with sinners, so he could be our substitute. After the substitution of our guilt for his guiltless life, and our sin for his righteousness, we need to be identify as belonging to Jesus through our baptism.

In the Fall God’s perfect creation fell under the curse. This world broken by sin, is pictured as groaning under the weight of war, murder, sickness, strife, greed, and every kind of evil.

In the beginning the Trinity was at work creating the creation. Also at Jesus baptism the Trinity is seen at work. The beginnings of a new creation begun, which upon completion will experiance peace, safety, no suffering, no sadness nor tears, but worship of God in holy perfection.
Sermon Points:
A: Identification
1.1: Confess – own our sin
1.2: Accept his forgiveness
1.3: Ask for God’s power to change
2: Identify ourselves with Jesus.
B: Recreation

Series: Matthew
Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Noon Service, 28 December 2014

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