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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A cup of kindness…. for Auld Lang Sine

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Reading: 2 Samuel 9

Key Verse: 2 Samuel 9:12-13
12 Mephibosheth had a young son named Mika, and all the members of Ziba’s household were servants of Mephibosheth. 13 And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.

After King Saul and Prince Jonathan died in battle, David becomes King first of a few tribes the all Israel. After becoming established in Jerusalem, David is concerned if there is anyone left of Saul’s family who he might show kindness to for Jonathan’s sake.
Mephibosheth is welcome into the court of King David and taken care of, even though in his own eyes Mephibosheth described himself as a “dead dog”. David knew God’s unfailing loving kindness, so now he expresses the same to Mephibosheth.
By the end Mephibosheth disability is not his primary descriptive, but father, rich and sitting at the kings table. In like manner, Christians are first and foremost Children of The King.

Sermon Points:
A: Covenant
B: Compassion
– life spared
– restored land
– honoured by sitting at the royal table
C: Care

Series: King David

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 06 July 2014

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