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  • Heart Trouble Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 44 ratings

    This sermon takes a close look at Simon Magus,the converted sorcerer whose heart was not quite right. It is designed to help Christian deal with old habits and attitudes that sometimes emerge during the Christian walk.

    Subject: Heart Trouble In The Church Text: Acts 8:9-24 Introduction: Up to this point, the early church had experienced its empowerment, which brought signs, wonders and miracles, and rapid growth. In chapter seven, it suffered its first martyr, Stephen. Saul kept the coats of those who stoned more

  • Good Conquers Evil

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Sep 3, 2007
    based on 69 ratings

    In our text, let’s consider the procedure of how good conquered evil. 1- Philip preached - that’s the good 2- Simon boasted - that’s the bad 3- People believed - that’s the good 4- Simon backslid - that’s the bad 5- Peter warned - that’s the good

    INTRO.- ILL.- In Florida, an atheist became incensed over the preparation for Easter and Passover holidays and decided to contact the local ACLU about the discrimination inflicted on atheists by the constant celebrations afforded to Christians and Jews with all their holidays while the atheists had more

  • Danger And Opportunity Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 7, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Philip’s story: persecution to opportunities for evangelism to building bridges to baptism and the Holy Spirit.

    Danger and Opportunity: Experiencing Biblical Community Acts 8:1-25 Intro: Do any of you read Chinese? I wonder if you can read the characters on the screen behind me and translate them for us. (Chinese word for crisis; two distinct characters, put together these = “crisis”) What is more

  • The Spreading Of The Gospel By Persecution Series

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Aug 31, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    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 to more

  • The Anatomy Of A Counterfeit Believer Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Jan 27, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    My brothers and my sisters it is not by accident that we find nestled in the middle of this chapter a person with the makeup of Simon. I’m not surprise because opposites do attract. The good attracts the bad, the beautiful attracts the ugly, the rich attr

    THE ANATOMY OF A COUNTERFEIT BELIEVER Acts 8:9-20 My brothers and my sisters it is not by accident that we find nestled in the middle of this chapter a person with the makeup of Simon. I’m not surprise because opposites do attract. The good attracts the bad, more

  • Salvation: A Heart Transformation Or A Head Transaction

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Mar 17, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    The Purpose of this message is to encourage us to examine our profession of salvation and make sure it is a possession of Christ and not just words.

    INTRODUCTION: A. This morning I want to bring a message concerning salvation, though it might not be in the manner you are used to or expecting. 1. I want to read you the beginning of an article that is posted on It was written by Michael J. Vlach in an article entitled, more

  • God's Power Can Be Yours

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 28, 2002
    based on 64 ratings

    The great need in all of our lives is a source of power. We need that power to face temptations, bear burdens, and to be effective witnesses. We can find that power in Jesus.

    GOD’S POWER CAN BE YOURS Acts 8:9-24 INTRO: Two ministers were talking about the kind of Sunday morning we all have sooner or later. The alarm did not go off. Various domestic crises occurred. The traffic was unusually heavy. Finally, when he arrived at the church, he was late and someone had more

  • Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 22, 2003
    based on 95 ratings

    The Spirit isn’t a commodity we command but a Person Who commands us.

    Conversions in the Book of Acts> “Simon the Sorcerer” Acts 8:9-24 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts People are attracted to entertainment with dazzling special effects. Simon the Sorcerer amazed the people of Samaria with his impressive tricks and more

  • Conversion

    Contributed by Garry Code on Feb 20, 2003
    based on 15 ratings

    What it means to be converted

    Afternoon all Jesus said in John 3:3 I tell you the truth, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he is born again. Being born again is to be converted, and that’s what I would like to talk about today. What is conversion? Is it as easy as simply believing in Jesus and being baptised? In the more

  • False Faith/Counterfeit Christianity

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 14, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    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 Superdollars more

  • Slave To Sin Or Slave To Righteousness

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    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 more

  • Signs Of The Non-Believer

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

    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 should more

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

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 3, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    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 more

  • A Good Death, A Blessed Conflict

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Mar 25, 2006
    based on 44 ratings

    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 more

  • Baptism In The Ministry Of Phillip Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Mar 22, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    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 more