Session 4.19 for May 6, 2012
In Acts 8:26-40, we read about the story of an Ethiopian Eunuch who, despite the current religious sanctions about “who’s in and who’s out,” was accepted and baptized in the name of Christ. For the early readers, inviting a Eunuch to join the Kingdom of God would have been a powerful statement about the inclusion of all people in the Kingdom. For the Eunuch, it took bravery to ask the question, “What prevents me from being part of this Kingdom?” This story reminds us of the inherent inclusion of the Gospel. It reminds us that we, too, can be bold like Philip and the Eunuch, boldly stepping forward to claim our faith no matter what dirt and grime clings to our own heart.
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featuring Nikki Hardeman
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Scripture: Acts 8:26-40
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