Jesus is for everyone. As much as some people — and some political parties — link Jesus to themselves, Acts tells us that Jesus is for everyone. When Phillip encounters an Ethiopian in Acts 8, he is fulfilling Jesus’ promises to spread the word of God to “the ends of earth.”
The beauty of our faith is that whether you’re Protestant, African, Orthodox, you’ll have a different understanding of Jesus within your culture. The Holy Spirit gives people of different cultures discernment as to what will and will not fit within their worship of God.
The promise in Acts is that there is nothing that can keep us from the love of God. Everyone is included in God’s people.
“Under African Skies”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
Acts of the Apostles 8: 26-40
July 16, 2017