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The Ethiopian Eunuch

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Songs:

Majesty

Victory in Jesus

Lord I Lift Your Name on High

Amazing Grace

Offering

INTRODUCTION:             (INSPIRE -- You've Got to be Believed to be Heard)

Stories of Salvation – You have one!

TEXT:

Acts 8:26-40

MESSAGE:                          (INFORM)

I.     The Serving Saint

Acts 8:26-28

26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out…

        Philip available – “Go south to the road…” and he went!

       

II.    The Seeking Sinner

Acts 8:27-31

27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, 28 and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the book of Isaiah the prophet. 29 The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.”

30 Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked.

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

        Not all sinners are running away from God!

        This Ethiopian was a “God-fearer” – had gone to Jerusalem to worship

        He was reading God’s Word!

James 4:8

8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

God sent someone to help the seeking sinner

III.  The Salvation of Jesus

Acts 8:32-35

32 The eunuch was reading this passage of Scripture:

“He was led like a sheep to the slaughter,

and as a lamb before the shearer is silent,

so he did not open his mouth.

33 In his humiliation he was deprived of justice.

Who can speak of his descendants?

For his life was taken from the earth.”

34 The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” 35 Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

IV.  The Sacrament of Baptism

Acts 8:36-40

36 As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” 38 And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. 39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

The Ethiopian Eunich’s Testimony:

I was seeking God for a time – God led me to worship Him at the temple in Jerusalem

I felt his presence especially near upon worshipping him one day

On the way home, I decided to read a book called “Isaiah” I got at the temple

I did not understand it, so I asked God what it meant

Just then, a man appeared and asked me if I understood it!

I said, “how can I unless someone explains it to me?”

And He did!

He showed me about how it taught of one to come, called Jesus.

Jesus was God’s Son, and he was the perfect lamb of God, who gave Himself for the sins of the world.

This was good news to me!

I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior.

I was baptized that very day!

Testimonies

 

Baptisms

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Thank You Lord, for Saving My Soul

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