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  • The Statue And The Sorcerers Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,095 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
     | 19,149 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
     | 12,987 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
     | 3,431 views

    Two examples of religious decisions one false conversion (Simon the Sorcerer) and one true conversion (Ethiopian Treasurer).

  • Slave To Sin Or Slave To Righteousness

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,260 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.

  • Simony, Nepotism And Cronyism- Oh My!

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,963 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

  • Heart Trouble Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jul 19, 2007
    based on 43 ratings
     | 13,151 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.

  • False Faith/Counterfeit Christianity

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 4,177 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

  • Taking A Stand Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 13, 2004
    based on 66 ratings
     | 8,193 views

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

    OPEN: 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 only minor scratches. Due to difficulties ...read more

  • Opposition At Paphos Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on Aug 22, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,512 views

    To get the listener to understand that although we will face opposition from many, we are still on the winning side.

    OPPOSITION AT PAPHOS Acts 13:6-12 My brothers and sisters life is full of opposition. Even in the smallest of things such as playing your favorite game or choosing a place of worship there will always be someone who will oppose you. Even in nature we ...read more

  • Pentecost For The Samaritans

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 903 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

  • Being Patient

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,304 views

    This sermon addresses how we need to be patient and let God decide when it it is time to separate the wheat from the weeds of His field.

    BEING PATIENT Text: Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 I used to work at the Milliken plant in Saluda, SC. As I worked there I became increasingly familiar with how things were in the textile industry here in the United States as opposed to other countries. One day while eating breakfast I had ...read more

  • Fear Of The Lord Leads To Wholeness

    Contributed by Selvan John on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,568 views

    It gives an insight into why we need to fear the Lord and explains three kinds of half-heartedness.

    Fear of the Lord, is a very common concept almost all the preachers have spoken on, I am sure even now as you hear me you will feel the same thing. But I want to take you on a different perspective. The fear of the Lord leads to wholeness, I want to get to the key verse, it is found in Deuteronomy ...read more

  • Daniel Chapter 2a Series

    Contributed by Darren Rogers on Feb 29, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,982 views

    Do we turn to the world for answers or to God. We can learn from a pagan king not to trust the world.

    Daniel – Chapter 2 Part A A. Chapter 2 Outline I. The King and his Pagan Advisors (2:1-13) a. The Fear (2:1) b. The Frustration (2:2-13) i. The Counsellors (2:2) (1) Magicians (2) Astrologers (3) Sorcerers (4) Chaldeans ii. The Charge (2:3) iii. The Cop-out (2:4-7) iv. The ...read more

  • Using Your Spiritual Gifts In The Marketplace Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,545 views

    We sould not stop being Spiritual people when we leave the church building

    Singing the Songs of The Lord In a Strange Land October 24, 2004 Daniel 2 Using Your Spiritual Gifts In the Marketplace In the sphere of life that you spend most of your life and energy (work, family, school, sport…) have you ever come up against something that was impossible to ...read more