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Philip and the Ethiopian Treasurer

An Ethiopian believes and is baptised.
Story also available on our translated website: Spanish
Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, ‘Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jeru-salem to Gaza.’ – Slide 1
So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, (an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Queen of the Ethiopians). <br/>This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship. – Slide 2
On his way home he was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. – Slide 3
The Spirit told Philip, ‘Go to that chariot and stay near it.’ – Slide 4
Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. – Slide 5
‘Do you understand what you are reading?’ Philip asked. – Slide 6
‘How can I,’ he said, ‘unless someone explains it to me?’ So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. – Slide 7
This is the passage In Isaiah the official was reading: <br/>‘He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open His mouth. In his humiliation He was deprived of justice. Who can speak of His descendants? For His life was taken from the earth.' <br/>The official asked Philip, ‘Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?’ – Slide 8
Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. <br/>As they travelled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptised?’ – Slide 9
And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Phil-ip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptised him. – Slide 10
When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away … – Slide 11
The official did not see Philip again, but went on his way rejoicing. – Slide 12
Philip, however, appeared at Ashdod and travelled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns unti¬l he reached Caesarea. – Slide 13
The Treasurer returned to bring the good news about Jesus to the people of Ethiopia. – Slide 14
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