Sunday Service Sermon: Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

September 8 | 2018

On the first Sunday service of September, Jubilee Church meditated on the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch from Acts 8:26-40.

Through the guidance of the Spirit, Philip was led to the desert road and he met the Ethiopian Eunuch who was reading the book of Isaiah in the chariot as he was on his way to home after worship in Jerusalem.

Though this Ethiopian eunuch was a man of influence, power and wealth, his spiritual reality was in despair because no life would be born after him and through him. However, God opened the new future and hope to this hopeless one by giving the everlasting name, Jesus, who was the lamb of God who carried the sins of the world.

Though the life of Jesus was taken away on earth, his death was the atonement death to forgive the sins of humanity and bring salvation. Philip explained the meaning of the death of Jesus to the Ethiopian Eunuch with the passage of Isaiah 53:7-8.

Members had the breaking-bread time to understand the power of life and God of resurrection to be given to the Ethiopian eunuch who was once lifeless. May Jubilee Church hold onto the deep meaning of the death of Jesus and reveal the power of life upon many lives.