The disciple, Philip, mentioned in the Acts reading is not the apostle. He was a deacon appointed by the church (Acts 6:5). The queen of the Ethiopians was referred to as “the Candace”. The eunuch would not have been Jewish but was probably a “God-fearer” or enquirer into the Jewish faith.
- Why did Moses tell the Israelites to explain to their children the origin of the Ten Commandments? (Deuteronomy 6:20-25)
- Of what importance to the early church would the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch have been? (Acts 8:36)
- How can you explain Jesus’ lack of interest in food (John 4:32)?
- Why could His disciples not understand?
- Of what value are the Ten Commandments to Christians?
- Why did Philip head towards Gaza? (Acts 8:26)? Is this a valid reason for taking action? What is your experience?
- Where do you see ‘fields that are ripe for spiritual harvest’? (John 4:35)
Food for thought:
Fascinated by Jesus, the woman soon discovered there was a price to pay: her past life must be set before her as an open book. But Jesus did not berate her for her sin. As a result, she was able to look away from herself and marvel at the One before her, seeking to know Him.