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  • Heart Trouble Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jul 21, 2007
    based on 43 ratings
     | 12,970 views

    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 ...read more

  • Signs Of The Non-Believer

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 8, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,678 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
     | 12,815 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

  • God’s Power Through God’s People #6: Simon Magus Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Dec 5, 2011
     | 2,045 views

    A series of character sketches through the book of Acts - Simon Magus.

    Acts 8:9-24 – God’s Power Through God’s People #6: Simon Magus Today we are continuing our journey through the Book of Acts. We first started in chapter 1, looking at how Jesus promised the Holy Spirit for all of us to live upright lives. That was followed by Judas, a fellow ...read more

  • The First False Believer Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 5, 2008
     | 1,353 views

    Exposition of Acts 8:5-25 about the false profession of Simon Magus, and some indicators of true faith

    Text: Acts 8:5-25, Title: The First False Believer, Date/Place: NRBC, 12/30/07, AM A. Opening illustration: Talk about Dr Bennett and tell of his estimation of the greatest heresy plaguing Southern Baptists today. Talk about the list of names that need to be removed from off of our church roll, ...read more

  • When Believers Fall Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 30, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,080 views

    Simon the Sorcerer, contrary to many theologian's views, was a true believer. But being immature, he was seduced to go back to the old ways of thinking. It took a truth-telling believer (Peter) to set him straight and tell him the path to forgiveness.

    When Believers Fall Acts Series Chuck Sligh June 28, 2015 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon upon request at chucksligh@hotmail.com. TEXT: Please turn in your Bibles to Acts 8. INTRODUCTION Illus.– I remember when I first came to Christ. I had decided ...read more

  • The False Teachings Of Simon Mangus

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on Jun 1, 2015
     | 1,021 views

    Now for some time a man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great. - Acts 8:9 Most evangelicals have heard the story of "Simon the Sorcerer" who was amazed by the power the .

  • “the Great Pretender” Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 7, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,405 views

    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.

    “The Great Pretender” Acts 8:9-25 In the first eight verses of chapter 8 we saw revival come to Samaria as Philip the Evangelist preached the good news of Jesus Christ. Miracles were performed, souls saved. Just a few verses in and we see that wherever God sends genuine revival, Satan ...read more

  • Slave To Sin Or Slave To Righteousness

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,149 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.

  • And The Gospel Goes On Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Aug 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 727 views

    The theme of Acts is not just the works of the apostles but that nothing stops God from spreading His word.

    And the Gospel goes on. Acts 8:1-24 Very anticlimactically written, from this point on there is a shift from Peter and John to a man named Saul. Saul is introduced as being present when Stephen was stoned and that he gave his approval. Dr. Luke gives us insight into Saul and then will ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Is Not For Sale Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Dec 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,893 views

    Man's religion is at war with God's revelation.

    Introduction “A king who wished to express his affection for a private soldier of his army gave him a richly jeweled cup, his own cup. The soldier, stepping forth to receive the gift, exclaimed shamefacedly, "This is too great a gift for me to receive." "It is not too great for me to give," ...read more

  • Christ: Our Ebenezer Series

    Contributed by Michael Blankenship on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,567 views

    Seals with eternal security of believer

    Hebrews 6 Christ: Our Ebenezer Dickerson Road Baptist Church 3/26/06 a.m. Ebenezer : Hebrew word with two meanings: (1) stone of help,(2) A city of the Philistines;1Samuel 4: 1-10, 5:1, 7:10-12. The church houses a mixed bag. Like a box of assorted ...read more

  • The Lies Of False Religion.pt 1. Series

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Jul 30, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,069 views

    What is a false religion? A False religion is any group or organization, that denighs that Jesus is the Son of God. 5 part Series.

    The Lies of False Religion. Being called a writer that brings about religious devision, isn’t all that bad. For I only answer to God. What is a false religion? A False religion is any group or organization, that denighs that Jesus is the Son of God. Some examples are; Buddhism, Islam, Scientology, ...read more

  • The Nemesis, The Power, And The Obedient Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Jan 23, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,634 views

    This study is taken from our ongoing series of "Fabulous Friday Morning Bible Studies" and describes the transformation of Saul from a coat watcher to the Arch-nemesis of the church, the problem of Simon the Sorceror during the Samaritan Revival, and Phil

    Acts 8 Verse 1-3 “THE ARCH-NEMESIS OF THE CHURCH Dr. Luke wants to make certain that the reader is aware of Saul’s presence and attitude regarding the mob execution of Stephen. Some have assumed that Luke is declaring that Saul had an actual vote in the Sanhedrin, but I really doubt ...read more

  • The Amazing Incredible Flexible Philip Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Aug 4, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,905 views

    Does life happen to you or do you happen to life? See how Philip adjusted to changing life circumstances and how learning from him can help us cope too.

    How you look at life really can determine whether you act on life or life acts on you. Is life a series of unrelated coincidences? Is it the cosmos is conspiring to bring about the most pain and suffering possible? Is it something you command like an army to bend to your will? None of these are ...read more