Acts 8 - God's Incredible Timing

Acts 8:25-40 ~ God’s Incredible Timing

This week, we began our study of a very familiar story about Philip the Evangelist and an official from Ethiopia (modern-day Sudan). We discussed God’s amazing timing in bringing these two men together at the perfect moment. We examined a variety of passages to determine whether the terms “angel” and “spirit” were interchangeable in this story.

We also looked at the long pilgrimage this man made from Nubia to Jerusalem and back again. We examined the topography of the road from Jerusalem to Gaza, and also discussed the alternate translation of “south” as “noon.”

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Acts 8:25-40 ~ God’s Incredible Timing

Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.

Additional Resources:

The Ethiopian Eunuch was from Nubia
Ancient Ethiopia = Nubia

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“Tiempo” by Jorge Franco on Unsplash

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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