Acts 8: The Ultimate Fruit that Validates Salvation

Simon believed, he got baptized, he followed Philip around town and still he wasn’t saved. Why? How can we be saved and stay saved? Listen as we talk about the ultimate fruit that validates salvation.

Discussion Questions

– Spiritual signs and wonders are pointers to Jesus. What was Simon fixating on and how does this explain why he was most likely not saved?…

Acts 8: Filling to Overflowing

How can we be filled to the point that our relationship with Jesus flows out for others to see? Listen as we cover the effects of the Holy Spirit.

Handout: Book of Acts: Verses about Receiving the Holy Spirit

Discussion Questions

– Print out and review handout containing verses about the Holy Spirit
– What do you notice about the baptized “converts” at Samaria?…

Why Knowing About Jesus Is Not Enough

Article posted on Christianity Today, written by Alister McGrath (Alister McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, president of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and author).

On a beautiful May morning in 1973, my Christian life took a decisive turn. I had converted to Christianity 18 months before, in the fall of 1971.…

Book of Acts: Verses about Receiving the Holy Spirit

In preparation for this Sunday’s sermon, meditate on these verses.

Acts 2
38 “Repent,” Peter said to them, “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 8
14 When the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had welcomed God’s message, they sent Peter and John to them.…