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Acts 8:26-40
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Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch

26Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south4 to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:

“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter

and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,

so he opens not his mouth.

33In his humiliation justice was denied him.

Who can describe his generation?

For his life is taken away from the earth.”

34And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?”5 38And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.


  • 4 8:26 Or go at about noon
  • 5 8:36 Some manuscripts add all or most of verse 37: And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”
Displaying 1-10 of 10 sermons for this passage.

An Unexpected Encounter

Acts 8:26–39 Sermon 28:25 ID: 3330

Confession and Baptism

Acts 8:26–40 Sermon 28:53 ID: 3166

Practical Pointers on Expository Preaching

Acts 8:26–35 Sermon 53:52 ID: 2740

Why Shouldn’t I Be Baptized?

Acts 8:26–40 Sermon 28:26 ID: 2714

Personal Evangelism

Acts 8:26–40 Sermon Includes Transcript 42:48 ID: 2445

A Surprising Encounter

Acts 8:26–40 Sermon 44:34 ID: 0127

The Heart of the Matter

Acts 8:26–40 Sermon Includes Transcript 34:08 ID: 2393

The Seeker and the Sent One

Acts 8:26–40 Sermon 25:11 ID: 2147

The Good News about Jesus

Acts 8:26–35 Sermon 39:00 ID: 2003

One Man’s Steps to Baptism

Acts 8:26–40 Sermon 25:58 ID: 1451

Displaying 1-1 of 1 series for this passage.

The Kingdom of God, Volume 2

Matthew 1:1 – Revelation 22:21 Series ID: 26802