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  • The Statue And The Sorcerers Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,221 views

    This sermon looks at the Spirit-filled characterics of Daniel in his second chapter and challenges us to adopt those in our own lifes.

    The Statue and the Sorcerers Daniel 2 October 13, 2002 Intro: A. A QUESTION DURING CRISIS In a cartoon, a man was phoning his pastor during a crisis. With a fraught look, the man asks the minister: "My wife has left me, my kids are on drugs, and my life is falling apart. Can you ...read more

  • Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 23, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 19,425 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 Book Of Acts, Part 12- Counterfeit Faith; Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 13,154 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

  • Two Conversion Stories Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,634 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 Snake Charmers. Part 1.

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,403 views

    How many her today believe in the exestance of, witches, war-locks and sorcerers?

    The Snake Charmers. part 1. How many her today believe in the exestance of, witches, war-locks and sorcerers? If you noticed, my hand was up first. Now were not talking about halloween and spooks and goblins. witches with bumps on ...read more

  • Slave To Sin Or Slave To Righteousness

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,416 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.

  • Heart Trouble Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jul 19, 2007
    based on 44 ratings
     | 13,470 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

  • False Faith/Counterfeit Christianity

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 4,280 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

  • Simony, Nepotism And Cronyism- Oh My!

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,060 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)

  • Taking A Stand Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 13, 2004
    based on 66 ratings
     | 8,379 views

    Peter’s response to Simon seems a bit harsh... until you realize what Simon really needed in his life.

  • The Harry Potter Funeral

    Contributed by Charles Clary on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 177 ratings
     | 1,906 views

    The searchlight of the Bible is turned on the Harry Potter phenomenon.

    The Harry Potter Funeral Text: Deuteronomy 18:9-12 Today we are here to pay our disrespect to Harry Potter of Hogwarts School of Witches and Wizards. We will not open the casket because he, like Lazarus, "stinketh." Little Harry will be buried at sea because Jesus said that the bottom of ...read more

  • Pentecost For The Samaritans

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 968 views

    Short outline for a devotional setting.

    Prophesied by Jesus – Acts 1:8 Fulfilled by Phillip – Acts 8:5 Conditions in Samaria: Simon the Sorcerer – vs. 9 - 11 Phillip preached Christ – Vs. 5 The multitudes reacted: 1. Accepted the Word 2. Unified into one accord 3. Experienced miracles 4. Many were ...read more

  • Simon: Bargainer Extrordinaire Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 1,909 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

  • The Devil In Disguise

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 5,129 views

    Once again the Bible is a wonderful commentary on the practical struggles of the Christian life. Tonight we want to look at the activity of Satan, as he attempts to thwart the efforts of saints. We see this clearly in the character of a fellow named Bar

    THE DEVIL IN DISGUISE A Look At Those Who Thwart the Ministry of the Saints! INTRODUCTION: Once again the Bible is a wonderful commentary on the practical struggles of the Christian life. Tonight we want to look at the activity of Satan, as he attempts to thwart the efforts of saints. We see ...read more

  • The Doomed And The Damned

    Contributed by Robert Travis on Jan 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,234 views

    Someone is going to hell and it doesn’t have to be you.

    THE DOOMED AND THE DAMNED REVELATION 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. I. THEIR ...read more