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  • Stick To It!

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 28, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 9,990 views

    This is call for perseverance in every aspect of Christian living.

    Stick To It! Acts 8:5-8; 26-40 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7 With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples ...read more

  • The Power Of Baptism

    Contributed by Thomas Cogan on Jan 6, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 8,618 views

    In Baptism God claims us as His children and receive the power and promise of the Holy Spirit for daily living.

    The story is told that near Rome, Italy, a mechanic started the propeller of a plane and accidentally turned on the fuel. The engines fired. To his amazement the plane ran along the ground, rose smoothly into the air, and went through what appeared to be a series of complicated maneuvers. It looked ...read more

  • Simon: Bargainer Extrordinaire Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,870 views

    A sermon adapted from an IVP Bible study by C. Nystrom

    SIMON: BARGAINER EXTRORDANAIRE ACTS 8:9-25 OPENING ILLUSTRATION…Dale Crowell’s bargainer attitude I cannot help, tonight, to think of one of my supervisors I had during college. I worked at the Groundskeeping shop to help pay my way through school. The second supervisor I had was quite a ...read more

  • Feeling Persecuted: Your Not Alone Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,036 views

    God has a way of getting His message out, even if it is uncomfortable for us.

    Feeling Persecuted? Your Not Alone Ballard Assembly Pastor Bob Briggs Acts 8:1-8 Lesson 19 I. Persecution is to be expected. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered. Acts 8:1b God has a way of moving His ...read more

  • Some Things Are Just Not For Sale Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 71 ratings
     | 7,587 views

    When some people look to Christianity, they see potential profit and miss the blessing of Christ.

    Some Things are Just Not for Sale Ballard Assembly Pastor Bob Briggs Acts 8:9-24 Lesson 20 I. How do you view Yourself? Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boosted that he was someone great, and all the people, ...read more

  • Gathered But Not Scattered Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 124 ratings
     | 14,643 views

    The church is to gather for power but to scatter to proclaim the word.

    A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF ACTS Sermon # 15 GATHERED BUT NOT SCATTERED Acts 8:1-4 “In football they have a huddle, the goal of the huddle is to give you thirty seconds to call the play, that is why they give you a huddle.(At a professional football game there may be ) Sixty thousand people watching ...read more

  • Two Conversion Stories Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 9,464 views

    Two examples of religious decisions one false conversion (Simon the Sorcerer) and one true conversion (Ethiopian Treasurer).

    Two Conversion Stories Acts 8:5-40 The hero of Acts chapter 8 is Philip. Philip was one of the seven chosen to oversee the distribution of relief to the widows. Philip is the first person and the only person in the New Testament called an evangelist (Acts 21:8). It is interesting to consider that ...read more

  • Conversion

    Contributed by Garry Code on Feb 21, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,332 views

    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 ...read more

  • Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 23, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 27,327 views

    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 ...read more

  • Why Are We Here? Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 23, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,921 views

    There appears to be the themes of persecution in verses 1-3 and evangelism in verses 4-8. But I want to suggest that this entire passage is primarily all about evangelism!

    WHY ARE WE HERE? pt 1 Acts 8:1-8 Introduction Two elderly couples were enjoying conversation when one of the men asked the other, ‘Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?’ ‘Outstanding, they taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualisation, association, ...read more

  • The Scattered Church

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Aug 11, 2002
    based on 136 ratings
     | 19,193 views

    God has one desire for us: to go and share the good news!

    THE SCATTERED CHURCH ACTS 8: 1-8, 26-40 AUGUST 11, 2002 INTRODUCTION: Who knew it was so simple. Asking children in my Sunday school class, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would I get to heaven?” “NO”! The children answered. “If I cleaned ...read more

  • Not For Sale

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Apr 23, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,486 views

    How do we make ourselves acceptable to God? We can’t! We can only make ourselves available to Him and accept His forgiveness.

    1. Last week as I introduced our current series, Living in Light of Easter, I asked you a question, “Who Are You?” It is a question about identity because when we make the decision to acknowledge the sin in our life and choose to accept and receive God’s forgiveness of our sin, those choices ...read more

  • When The Spirit Moves Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 45 ratings
     | 10,076 views

    This sermon describes the predictable attacks of Satan when the Spirit moves in a church or a person’s life and how we should respond to those attacks.

    When The Spirit Moves Acts 8:1-8 April 28, 2002 Intro: A. [illustration: From the sermon, "Spreading Power through Persecution" by John Piper, senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota] On January 9, 1985, a Congregational pastor in Bulgaria named Christo Kuleczef, was ...read more

  • The Great Power Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on May 3, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 7,327 views

    This sermon is based on a man in Acts 8 who the people of the city referred to as "The Great Power." This sermon demostrates how the real "Great Power" is the Spirit of God!

    The Great Power Acts 8:9-25 May 5, 2002 Intro: A. Today, we come to a couple of stories about a man whom the people in the city called "The Great Power." B. As we come to the teaching of the Word, I want to ask us to bow very meditatively and sing the first two verses #278 "Open My Eyes, that I ...read more

  • Simon The Sorceror: Bargaining With God Series

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
    based on 109 ratings
     | 22,940 views

    Part 6 of 6 of the series, Who’s That? Stories of little known people of the Bible. We skip ahead in time for this message into the period of the New Testament. And here in the book of Acts we discover a man who doesn’t like losing control...  

    SIMON THE SORCEROR: BARGAINING WITH GOD Acts 8:4-25 Read at beginning of service: Acts 17:22-28 (NIV) 22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of ...read more