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  in God and was on his way home from worshipping in Jerusalem.
The Ethiopian read in his scroll, “He was led as a sheep to the slaughter, and as a
lamb before its shearer is silent, so He opened not His mouth. In His humiliation His justice was taken away, and who will declare His generation? For His life was taken from the earth.”
“Now tell me, please,” the Ethiopian asked, “who is the prophet talking about? Is it himself or someone else?”
So Philip began to explain the prophecy found in Isaiah 53. “Jesus of Nazareth is that lamb,” he said. “He was
sent from heaven as God the Son to save
the world. He was born as a baby, grew
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 to manhood, and preached the good
news of salvation. He healed the sick and
brought hope to our world. But wicked
men killed Him and He did not resist, and
so you see how He was brought as a
lamb to the slaughter. This Jesus, whom
I am telling you about, was resurrected from the dead, ascended to heaven, and now stands in the presence of God our Father.”
The treasury officer invited Philip to come up and sit with him in the chariot and explain the scroll.
 The Ethiopian kept nodding his head as Philip talked, and it was clear that he now understood and accepted what he was learning. So Philip continued telling him about Jesus’ life and explaining how He had fulfilled all the prophecies in the Bible about the Messiah.
“I believe that what you have told me is the truth,” the Ethiopian said with a smile. They traveled along a few more miles as they talked, until they passed a flowing stream. “Look, here is water,” said the Ethiopian. “What should keep me from being baptized today?”
“If you truly believe with all your heart, you may,” Philip said.
“I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he stopped his chariot, and Philip and the Ethiopian officer went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.















































































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