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Acts 8 - Advent for Philip and the Eunuch

Acts 8 - Advent for Philip and the Eunuch

Sermon timeline:Explanation of our Advent Sync (0-7:36)Philip's Advent (7:46-8:11)Song interlude (8:11-19:54)The Eunuch's Advent (19:54-35:59)Advent is the beginning of the Christian year as we wait for the coming (advent) of Christ who makes all things new. Today, we see how the Holy Spirit guided the coming and going of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch.In Philip, we see that detours through the desert (unexpected changes in life leading to uncertain times) leads us to greater understanding of God’s love. Philip personally knows Christ’s love reaches out even to a non-Jewish eunuch as Philip himself has become the arms of Christ reaching out.In the Ethiopian eunuch, we see the boundless love of God. Though this eunuch has the semblance of great authority, he is a slave whose power rests on his castration. Rulers used eunuchs because they have been cut off from all lineage.The eunuch hears Isaiah’s prophecy of the suffering servant, Jesus who was cut off from his people to make chi

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