Rosedale Presbyterian Church (416) 921-1931

Rosedale Presbyterian Church 129 Mount Pleasant Road
(at South Drive) Toronto

May 3 2015

Rosedale Presbyterian Church

The word kaluo is an attempt to translate into English letters a Greek word that is found in the New Testament. Kaluo means to stop or to hinder, and it is found in both passages of Scripture we are reading this Sunday. The passage from the Book of Acts is about the disciple Philip being asked by an Ethiopian eunuch whether there is any reason to kaluo his being baptized into the Christian faith. In ancient Jewish tradition, eunuchs were not considered to be worthy of full inclusion. However, in this passage, the disciple Philip sets aside this ancient law and welcomes the Ethiopian eunuch into the church community. Could it be that God will not kaluo anyone whose desire is full membership in the church of Jesus Christ?

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