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  • Revival Counter Attacks

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 28, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,006 views

    This sermon addresses our need to be watchful during times of Revival and Renewal.

    INTRODUCTION: READ Acts 8:1-25 NEED: Realize Satan Counter Attacks when God is moving through His people to effect revival and spiritual renewal. DIVISION I: Persecution - Acts 8: 1-3 Explain: Satan can’t attack God so he attacks His people. And he is always in the counter attack mode, ...read more

  • Great Joy In The City

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 5, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,110 views

    The Christian finds joy in being freed from guilt, anticipating an eternal reward, having fellowship with God, and being part of God’s work.

    Great Joy In the City Acts 8:5-8 INTRO.: You can see almost anything in the city. You can see poverty and plenty, sorrow and happiness, but cities are seldom known as places of great joy. They are places where people work, live, and perhaps celebrate, but not where they simply enjoy themselves. ...read more

  • Slave To Sin Or Slave To Righteousness

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 7,140 views

    Simon the Sorcerer showed wrong understanding and wrong motivation in his desire to purchase the gift of the Spirit. Some times bad examples make good teachers.

    Luke is a story-teller, a narrator, a writer of historical biography. Paul, in his letters, provides guidance and encouragement through mostly through direct teaching—exposing false teachings and explaining right understanding. Luke, in his gospel and in Acts, provides guidance and encouragement ...read more

  • Simony, Nepotism And Cronyism- Oh My!

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,436 views

    A sermon on corruption in the church based on the story of Simon the Sorcerer in Acts 8. (Thanks to SermonCentral Contributors and Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

    Sermon for 1/22/2006 Acts 8:4-25 Introduction: In February 2001, Adam Burtle, a 20 year old student at the University of Washington put his soul up for auction on eBay. The ad read: "Hardly used. I make no warranties as to the condition of my soul. As of now it is near mint condition, with ...read more

  • How To Handle The Temptations Of Power (Acts - Part 14) Series

    Contributed by Jeff Christopherson on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,859 views

    The key to handling power is to understand what power is - and what power does...

    How to Handle the Temptations of Power Acts Series: “Completely Irreligious, Yet Radically Christian” Part 14 Pastor Jeff Christopherson April 13, 2003 Acts 8:4-25 I. Understand What Power Is: Power is not neutral. Power is the potential to create or ...read more

  • Baptism In The Ministry Of Phillip Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Mar 23, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,440 views

    A sermon on the place of baptism in the ministry of Phillip the evangelist.

    Baptism in the Ministry of Phillip Acts 8 INTRO.: Phillip was not one of the twelve apostles. He was one of the first deacons, selected in Acts 6. He is described as a man “full of the Spirit and wisdom.” Acts 6:3-5. He was a powerful and capable preacher of the Gospel. There was serious ...read more

  • A Good Death, A Blessed Conflict

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Mar 26, 2006
    based on 44 ratings
     | 15,361 views

    We have good news to tell.

    A GOOD DEATH, A BLESSED CONFLICT Acts 7.54-8.8 S: Proclamation C: Purpose of the Community Th: A People with Purpose KW: Comparisons TS: The story of Stephen’s death demonstrates three comparisons between good and evil. Pr: WE HAVE GOOD NEWS TO TELL. Type: Narrative I. REVELATION ...read more

  • Signs Of The Non-Believer

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 4, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,015 views

    Simon the Magician looked pretty good. But his behavior after his "conversion" experience left a lot to be desired. We can find some pretty clear characterisitcs of those who look like believers, but are not.

    Passage: Acts 8:9-25 Intro: Researchers in Denmark have discovered how one of the deadliest known toxins invades and kills human cells. 1. it is the toxin that causes diseases like diphtheria, cholera and pneumonia. Il) read from news release 2. since Satan is a great counterfeiter, it ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 12- Counterfeit Faith; Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 16,702 views

    In Acts 8 we meet just such a leader. •A man with a following; a man who is viewed by those around him as powerful and dynamic and charismatic. •Yet whose spirituality is just as phony as David Koresh or Marshall Applewhite.

    Counterfeit Faith Simon the Sorcerer; 8:9-25 It was Nov. 18, 1978. Congressman Leo Ryan from San Francisco had decided to fly a fact-finding mission to a place called Jonestown Guyana, South America. His mission is to investigate alleged human rights abuses at a religious cult known as the ...read more

  • The Spreading Of The Gospel By Persecution Series

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 1, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,798 views

    This is the tenth study in the book of Acts. This study deal with the spreading of the Gospel

    The Spreading of the Gospel by persecution Acts 8 Acts #10 In this chapter we see the start of the wide spread persecution of the church. Another thing we see is the fulfillment of the command of Jesus to spread the Gospel to the entire world. Sometimes I wonder if God sent this persecution ...read more

  • Where The Grass Is Greener ( Envy) Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,414 views

    Envy has a powerful effect upon our lives. It rubs of of peace, joy and love. God not only offers us forgiveness, but also a life of contentment.

    Acts 8:9-25 “Where the Grass Is Greener (Envy)” INTRODUCTION We are complex individuals. To be able to say that we were completely dedicated to and solely motivated by God’s will may be our dream and desire, but it is not the reality. All too often the less noble forces of greed, pride, ...read more

  • False Faith/Counterfeit Christianity

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,793 views

    Simon the sorcerer is an illustration of Counterfeit Christianity or false faith. It begins with a false self perception, and foolish pride. Trying to show folks that the rituals we use in the church do not save, instead it is the life changing presence

    Intro: Online Encyclopedia, Wikipedia this to say about Counterfits “Today the finest counterfeit banknotes are claimed to be U.S. dollar bills produced in North Korea, which are used to finance the North Korean government, among other uses. The fake North Korean copies are called ...read more

  • Fly High - Acts Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 11, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,600 views

    The Lord used an ordinary man Philip who was filled with the Holy Spirit to do extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God. He influenced important people for the Kingdom of God because of his devotion to the Lord and to ministry.

    “Fly High” – Acts part 6 Video Illustration: For the 4th of July – also a soldiers story about the power of the Gospel in a Battle zone. Pray for our Country and for the soldiers oversees. Thesis: The Lord used an ordinary man Philip who was filled with the Holy Spirit to do extraordinary ...read more

  • I Want What You Have Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Aug 31, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,109 views

    Philip heads North and finds that Non-Jews are eleigible to receive the grace of God.

    I want what you have Last week we had a large section of scripture covering the very brief ministry of Stephen. I described it as being like some of the fireworks we may have witnessed. The story starts out starting with some of Stephen’s character traits. Then it was not long before they ...read more

  • Maturity Before Reproduction

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,659 views

    Learn the two keys to Christian maturity

    Acts 6:1-5; 8:4-13; 26-40 This past Tuesday, I brought Esther to the pediatric dentist. In the office were various neon light pictures. One of these pictures was Pooh Bear holding behind him a red Valentine’s heart. I asked Esther what that neon picture was. She said, “It’s a heart.” I ...read more