This week, we completed our study of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8. We discussed the passage in Isaiah that the eunuch was reading, and we talked about this being the first time the Suffering Servant’s identity was applied to the Messiah. We also briefly discussed the eunuch’s response to Philip’s interpretation as well as his eligibility to become a follower of Christ.
Towards the end of the lesson, we closely examined the similar, yet different, approaches Philip took when presenting the gospel message to the Samaritans and the eunuch (see the Venn Diagram below). Philip illustrated how important it is to adapt the method to the situation while maintaining the integrity of the message.
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Acts 8:26-40 ~ Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak?
Suffering Servant = Messiah; Evangelism methods in Acts 8.
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