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
Sorcery, Simony, Holy Spirit Baptism
Ananias & Sapphira died because of the way in which they gave their offering... what did they do wrong?
OPEN: (I opened with an old Camp Song which I sang at the beginning of the sermon)
Ananias and Sapphira got together and conspired
a plot to cheat the church and get ahead
They knew God’s will but didn’t do it tried to cheat the Holy Spirit
Peter prophesied and then they both dropped
Giving, Tithe, Give, Ananias, Sapphira, Simony, Indulgence, Giving General
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