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.
Series: One Off
Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 25 January 2015
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