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  • Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 23, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 19,226 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

  • The Real Deal Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 19, 2016
     | 3,186 views

    People are tired of finding phony. How can we make sure they find the Real Deal?

    We have been looking at the beginnings of the church. You may recall that in Acts 1 Jesus declared they would be His witnesses, “first in Jerusalem and Judea, then in Samaria and the ends of the world.” However, up until today’s passage, the church has remained in Jerusalem. It ...read more

  • Two Conversion Stories Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,476 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 ...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
     | 13,043 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

  • Slave To Sin Or Slave To Righteousness

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,294 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
     | 2,997 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

  • False Faith/Counterfeit Christianity

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 4,203 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

  • The Pure & The Phony Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 7, 2016
     | 3,119 views

    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

  • The False Teachings Of Simon Mangus

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015
     | 1,105 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 .

    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 Apostles had and offered money to them for ...read more

  • When Believers Fall Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jun 28, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,256 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.

  • What Are Positive And Negative Ways That Power Is Utilized

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,132 views

    1. Saul abused his religious powers in persecuting Christians, the early church and encouraging othe

    1. Saul abused his religious powers in persecuting Christians, the early church and encouraging others to have Stephen put to death for preaching Christ. Since such a prominent figure as Paul practiced persecution, many people wrongly followed his example by whipping up opposition to growth of ...read more

  • Simon: Bargainer Extrordinaire Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 1,864 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 ...read more

  • About Tomorrow

    Contributed by Paul Redwine on Jan 2, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,169 views

    When we pursue the future without striving to do God’s will, we practice arrogance. This sermon discusses three areas of selfish pursuit.

    About Tomorrow, James 4:13-17 Paul Redwine, Northside Christian Church, Sunday, August 24, 2003 Introduction We often put too much emphasis on the future, thinking that our plans are the best for us, without even considering the Lord’s will. This is arrogant. [TEXT] James ...read more

  • Christian Living

    Contributed by Selvan John on Jan 16, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,639 views

    It is about the Lord’s help and three kinds of living in Christ.

    Christian Living On behalf of my family and the ministry I wish you all a blessed and prosperous new year. Early in the morning I want to place before you the promise for the year. It is taken from the book of Isaiah chapter 41 and verse 10. It says, “I will strengthen you and help you; I will ...read more

  • Plugged Into The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Aug 31, 2016
     | 4,736 views

    We can't have power to our appliances unless we are plugged into an outlet. We need to be plugged into the Holy Spirit for power from on high.

    Every electrical appliance you purchase comes with a trouble shooting guide. The purpose of this guide is to instruct you what to check for if the appliance is not running. The number one item is usually, “Ensure that the item is plugged into an electric outlet.” Here again, this must ...read more