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2 devout men Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.with others helped to carry out and bury Stephen and made great lamentation over him. 3 But Saul shamefully treated and laid waste the church continuously ; and entering house after house, he dragged out men and women and committed them to prison. 4 Now those who were scattered abroad went about preaching the glad tidings, the Word . 5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ (the Messiah) to them ; 6 And great crowds of people with one accord listened to and heeded what was said by Philip, as they heard him and watched the miracles and wonders which he kept performing . 7 For foul spirits came out of many who were possessed by them, screaming and shouting with a loud voice, and many who were suffering from palsy or were crippled were restored to health. 8 And there was great rejoicing in that city. 9 But there was a man named Simon, who had formerly practiced magic arts in the city to the utter amazement of the Samaritan nation, claiming that he himself was an extraordinary and distinguished person. 10 They all paid earnest attention to him, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is that exhibition of the power of God which is called great (intense). 11 And they were attentive and made much of him, because for a long time he had amazed and bewildered and dazzled them with his skill in magic arts. 12 But when they believed the good news (the Gospel) about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ (the Messiah) as Philip preached it, they were baptized, both men and women. 13 Even Simon himself believed , and after being baptized, devoted himself constantly to him. And seeing signs and miracles of great power which were being performed, he was utterly amazed. 14 Now when the apostles (special messengers) at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted and welcomed the Word of God, they sent Peter and John to them, 15 And they came down and prayed for them that the Samaritans might receive the Holy Spirit; 16 For He had not yet fallen upon any of them, but they had only been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then laid their hands on them one by one, and they received the Holy Spirit. 18 However, when Simon saw that the Spirit was imparted through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he brought money and offered it to them, 19 Saying, Grant me also this power and authority, in order that anyone on whom I place my hands may receive the Holy Spirit. 20 But Peter said to him, Destruction overtake your money and you, because you imagined you could obtain the gift of God with money! 21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is all wrong in God's sight . 22 So repent of this depravity and wickedness of yours and pray to the Lord that, if possible, this Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.contriving thought and purpose of your heart may be removed and disregarded and forgiven you. 23 For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.a bond forged by iniquity . 24 And Simon answered, Pray for me , that nothing of what you have said may befall me! 25 Now when had borne their testimony and preached the message of the Lord, they went back to Jerusalem, proclaiming the glad tidings (Gospel) to many villages of the Samaritans . 26 But an angel of the Lord said to Philip, Rise and proceed southward or at midday on the road that runs from Jerusalem down to Gaza. This is the desert . 27 So he got up and went. And behold, an Ethiopian, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure, had come to Jerusalem to worship. 28 And he was returning, and sitting in his chariot he was reading the book of the prophet Isaiah. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, Go forward and join yourself to this chariot. 30 Accordingly Philip, running up to him, heard reading the prophet Isaiah and asked, Do you really understand what you are reading? 31 And he said, How is it possible for me to do so unless someone explains it to me and guides me ? And he earnestly requested Philip to come up and sit beside him. 32 Now this was the passage of Scripture which he was reading: Like a sheep He was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, so He opens not His mouth. 33 In His humiliation Adam Clarke, The Holy Bible with A Commentary. He was taken away by distressing and oppressive judgment and justice was denied Him . Who can describe or relate in full Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.the wickedness of His contemporaries (generation)? For His life is taken from the earth and Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.a bloody death inflicted upon Him. 34 And the eunuch said to Philip, I beg of you, tell me about whom does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this portion of Scripture he announced to him the glad tidings (Gospel) of Jesus and about Him. 36 And as they continued along on the way, they came to some water, and the eunuch exclaimed, See, water! What is to hinder my being baptized? 37 Many manuscripts do not contain this verse.And Philip said, If you believe with all your heart you may. And he replied, I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38 And he ordered that the chariot be stopped; and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus, and passing on he preached the good news (Gospel) to all the towns until he reached Caesarea.

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Scott Jewell avatar
A Lifestyle of Evangelism
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Nov, 2016
Summary: Evangelism is a word that causes many of us to tremble. When we simplify the process it can become easier to do. Here's some thoughts from a meeting between Philip and an Ethiopian eunuch.
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The Real Deal
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Oct, 2016
Summary: People are tired of finding phony. How can we make sure they find the Real Deal?
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Truthbombs - Pt. 1 - Delivery
Shared by: Steve Ely on Oct, 2016
Summary: Just because we don't like the truth, can't handle the truth or it doesn't line up with our experience/feelings doesn't make it any less truth. Can you handle truth bombs?
Series: Truthbombs
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Scripture: Acts 8:3-24
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 541
Brian Bill avatar
Engage Glocally
Shared by: Brian Bill on Oct, 2016
Summary: We're called to go locally and globally.
Series: Engage
Scripture: Acts 8:26-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 171
Fred W. Penney avatar
"Oasis in the Desert"
Shared by: Fred W. Penney on Sep, 2016
Summary: A first person narrative sermon told by Philip. Based on Acts chapter 8
Scripture: Acts 8:26-40
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 661
Rick Crandall avatar
Baptism Is a Big Deal!
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Sep, 2016
Summary: 1. Baptism reminds us of the Lord's love. 2. Baptism reminds us of a caring Christians. 3. Baptism reminds us of the miraculous meeting in salvation.
Scripture: Acts 8:26-39
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 192
Mike Dankson avatar
Just a Layman
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Aug, 2016
Summary: This sermon looks at the ministry of Philip and shows how God has strategically placed us to be witnesses for Him
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Scripture: Acts 8:26-39
Denomination: *other
Views: 467
Brian Harvison avatar
Arise and Go
Shared by: Brian Harvison on Jul, 2016
Summary: A look at the conversion of the Ethiopian Eunuch and a challenge to each of us to arise and go when God asks us to.
Scripture: Acts 8:26-39
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 188
Curtis E. Nester avatar
The Church Driven into the World
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: The church at Jerusalem is driven into the world as result of persecution and carries the Gospel everywhere.
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The Gospel Finds a New Audience
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: Philip is interrupted by an angel and goes to the desert. An Ethiopian is converted and carries to Gospel home.
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Religious Freedom, Fundamental Human Right
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Apr, 2016
Summary: Religious freedom is a fundamental human right that is not restricted to the confines of a church.
Scripture: Acts 8:26-40
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 129
David Owens avatar
Surprise Beginnings
Shared by: David Owens on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is the first sermon in a series on the life of the apostle Paul. We will be looking to become like Jesus by following Paul's example. The primary resource for the series is Charles Swindoll's book Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
4th Servant Song - Jesus the Man of Sorrows
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Feb, 2016
Summary: 'Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus' (Acts 8:35).
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The Pure & The Phony
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2016
Summary: Philip & Simon the Sorcerer - The Pure & the Phony – Acts chapter 8 verses 9-25 - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Acts 8:9-25
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 139
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
The Ethiopian's Conversion
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
Summary: To establish that the Ethiopian’s conversion follows the New Testament’s “pattern of conversions” outlined in the Book of Acts. This lesson speaks to the divine hand of God in conversion; and illustrates the two components of the “new birth” in real time.
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The Samaritan's Conversion
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jan, 2016
Summary: To establish that the Samaritan’s were converted to the “gospel of Christ" through the preaching of Philip the Evangelist. This lesson along with the “Pentecostal’s Conversion” allows us to view a “pattern in conversions" within the Book of Acts.
Chuck Sligh avatar
Providence and Evangelism
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jan, 2016
Summary: The story of the Ethiopian Eunuch affords us a picture of how God weaves His providential working, His Word, and human witnesses to bring sinners to faith in Christ.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 8:26-39
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 406
Kevin L. Jones avatar
A Church That Is Alive
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Dec, 2015
Summary: A sermon examining the church that is alive and moving forward for Christ.
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Scripture: Acts 8:4-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 7,068
James Lee avatar
Revival, God Let It Start With Me.
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Scripture: Acts 8:1-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 404
James Lee avatar
“The Great Pretender”
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Lee Stevenson avatar
Just One of the Passengers
Shared by: Lee Stevenson on Nov, 2015
Summary: Realize that you are a part of system of relationships every where you go
Series: Turbulant
Douglas Phillips avatar
Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Sep, 2015
Summary: The church needs to stand up and be counted on in this dark world.
Scripture: Acts 7:54-8:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 526
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Shared by: Douglas Phillips on Sep, 2015
Darrin Fish avatar
Respoonding to the oportunity
Shared by: Darrin Fish on Sep, 2015
Summary: Our witnessing to a single person is just as important as the mass evangelist’s outreach to thousands. • It’s every Christian’s business to Fish for Men
Craig Condon avatar
Evangelism 101
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2015
Summary: When we are nearing the end of our witnessing, we have to wait for signs of readiness and response. If that readiness indicates belief in the resurrection, the audience is ready to begin their new life in Christ.
Russ Barksdale avatar
Shared by: Russ Barksdale on Jul, 2015
Summary: For some, following Jesus means to go into cross-cultural missions
Series: Impakt
Scripture: Acts 8:26-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,533
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
In Search of a Man
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jul, 2015
Summary: To establish God is always in search of men through us to be saved, and to accomplish his will.
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The Study Of The History Of The Church
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Study Of The History Of The Church
Scripture: Acts 8:1
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 214
Rick Burdette avatar
Uncomfortable Joy
Shared by: Rick Burdette on Jul, 2015
Summary: Our Enemies, Difficult Ministries, Loving Our Enemies
Mark Schaeufele avatar
The Gospel According To Star Trek
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Jun, 2015
Summary: : Accepting the Great Commission requires following the directives of Captain Jesus.
Series: AD