Acts 8 - Ethiopian Eunuch

Acts 8:26-40 ~ Of Whom Does the Prophet Speak?

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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The Ethiopian Eunuch was from Nubia

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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 22 years have one son who is in the 11th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and 1w9 on the Enneagram. She 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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