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The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 8.26-40
1 John 4.7-21
John 15.1-8

If you like evangelism, you’ll love Philip’s story. A spirit-led meeting with a court official, who happens to be reading Isaiah 53 and asking the right questions. There is time to converse at leisure; there is water for baptism when required and requested.

The Ethiopian eunuch was a gentile God-fearer. He couldn’t have been a proselyte; as a eunuch he was disqualified anyway, and since many eunuchs were partially dismembered as well as castrated he couldn’t be circumcised. You probably didn’t want to know that; some people might read this piece straight after breakfast. But you won’t under- stand the story without it...

Taken from Twelve Months of Sundays Year B by N T Wright

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