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  • Simon The Sorcerer Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 26, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 18,836 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 Statue And The Sorcerers Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,040 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

  • Off To See The Wizard Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Nov 13, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,717 views

    This message focuses on wizardry and those who teach false doctrine. Many seems to want to buy God but they do not want to serve God.

    “Off to See the Wizard” Acts 8:1-3 and 9-25 Last week we wrapped up chapter 7 as we saw the death of the first martyr in the local church. His name was Stephen. According to church history it would have happened something like this ... The criminal would be taken to a place where there was a ...read more

  • Paul, Elymas, And Paul Series

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Sep 13, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,753 views

    Should the glad tidings be denied? Should the Doctrine which God has given by express Revelation be held up to scorn? Woe to the men who dare provoke God!

    Paul, Elymus, and Paul. Shell Point Baptist Church Sept 4 2011 “Then the proconsul, saw what had happened, he believed, for he was amazed at the teaching of the Lord.” Acts 13:12. We continue our journey in Acts w/Paul’s first missionary trip. CYPRUS was by no means a ...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

  • The Real Deal Series

    Contributed by Scott Jewell on Oct 25, 2016
     | 3,047 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

  • The Snake Charmers. Part 1.

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,288 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

  • Two Conversion Stories Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,323 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

  • How We Can Accomplish Our Mission For The Lord Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jan 12, 2018
     | 2,520 views

    How can we accomplish our mission for the Lord? 1. With a strong commitment to spread the Word of God (vs. 5-7). 2. With strong courage to face our opposition (vs. 6-8). 3. With strong confidence in our God (vs. 9-12).

    How We Can Accomplish Our Mission for the Lord Acts 13:5-12 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - May 18, 2014 *From 1990-2000, church attendance remained basically the same in churches across America. Unfortunately, during that same time, our population grew by over 30 million ...read more

  • Cyprus And The Proconsul Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 28, 2017
     | 3,751 views

    Satan is busy with great men and men in power, in order to keep them from being religious, for their example will influence many. Saul is called Paul for the first time, and never again is he called Saul. Saul was his Hebrew name; Paul was his name....

    August 20, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Title: Cyprus and the Proconsul (13:4-12) Scripture (Acts 13:4-12; KJV) 4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, ...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.

    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

  • 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

  • Simony, Nepotism And Cronyism- Oh My!

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 25, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,861 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 16, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 4,115 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 8, 2016
     | 2,968 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

    SERMON OUTLINE: A wrong view of self (vs9-11) A wrong view of salvation (vs 12-13) A wrong view of the Spirit (vs 14-23) A wrong view of sin (vs 22-24) SERMON BODY: Ill: • When architect Sir Christopher Wren; • Designed the interior of Windsor Town Hall near London in ...read more