Week 2: 28 February-6 March 2021 Gerhard Dalton
Rom 9:8 “… it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as … offspring.”
● Welcome everybody
● Start with an icebreaker – https://woordenlewe.com/ice-breakers/
1. Pray: Open with prayer
2. Read: The Story of the Ethiopian Eunuch – Acts 8:26-40
“Later God’s angel spoke to Philip: “At noon today I want you to walk over to that desolate road that goes from Jerusalem down to Gaza.” He got up and went. He met an Ethiopian eunuch coming down the road. The eunuch had been on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and was returning to Ethiopia, where he was minister in charge of all the finances of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. He was riding in a chariot and reading the prophet Isaiah. The Spirit told Philip, “Climb into the chariot.” Running up
alongside, Philip heard the eunuch reading Isaiah and asked, “Do you understand what you’re reading?” He answered, “How can I without some help?” and invited Philip into the chariot with him. The passage he was reading was this:
As a sheep led to slaughter, and quiet as a lamb being sheared, He was silent, saying nothing.
He was mocked and put down, never got a fair trial.
But who now can count his kin since he’s been taken from the earth?
The eunuch said, “Tell me, who is the prophet talking about: himself or some other?” Philip grabbed his chance. Using this passage as his text, he preached Jesus to him. As they continued down the road, they came to a stream of water. The eunuch said,
“Here’s water. Why can’t I be baptized?” He ordered the chariot to stop. They both went down to the water, and Philip baptized him on the spot. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of God suddenly took Philip off, and that was the last the eunuch saw of him. But he didn’t mind. He had what he’d come for and went on
down the road as happy as he could be.”
3. Watch: Watch the short message by Gerhard Dalton
● Talk about the story of this Ethiopian Eunuch.
● Why did he want to be baptized?
● How does baptism make me a Child of the Promise?
Worship – https://woordenlewe.com/connect-worship/
Spend time in God’s presence through Praise and Worship.
Last week every Connect Group Member was tasked to think and pray about their specific vision as a child of the promise and also to think and pray about your Connect Group’s vision as Children of the Promise. Talk about these thoughts and prayers in your Connect Group today.