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THE SPIRIT OF GOD ALWAYS DEFEATS THE SPIRIT OF EVIL

by Pastor   11/03/2013   Acts 8:1~40

Message


THE SPIRIT OF GOD ALWAYS DEFEATS THE SPIRIT OF EVIL

Acts 8:1-40 KV: 21

  1. Summarize chapter 7. Who was there giving approval of Stephen’s death (1)? What did Saul do next (1b, 3)? What happened to the early church (4)? While under such pressure from Saul, what did the church do (4)? What did the Philip the evangelist do in a certain city in Samaria (5-7)? What was the result (8)? How does Spirit of God in Philip contrast with the Spirit of Evil in Saul (1-3 vs. 4-8)?

  2. Who had amazed the people of Samaria (9)? All the people both high and low, how did they address Simon the Sorcerer (10-11)? What happened when the people saw the spirit of God in Philip compared to the sorcery of Simon (12)? What happened to Simon at this point (13)?

  3. Upon hearing the good news of the gospel working in Samaria, who also arrived there to encourage the new believers (14)? How was their attitude now different regarding Samaria (Lk 9:53-55)? Why (Acts 1:8)? What did Peter and John do for these new believers (15-17)?

  4. Even though Simon the Sorcerer was baptized, how did he reveal the true nature of his heart (18, 19)? How did he try to gain the power of the Holy Spirit (19)? What was Peter’s response (20)? Was Peter open-minded about Simon the Sorcerer’s methods (21)? Why not (Matthew 16:23)? Why did Peter say Simon’s heart was wicked, bitter, and captive to sin (22-23 John 8:31-32)? How did the Gospel of Truth triumph over the gospel of lies in Samaria (25)?

  5. As Philip the evangelist set out from Samaria, where did an angel direct him (26-27)? Who did he meet (27)? What problem did he have (30-31)? What passage of scripture was he reading (32-33)? How did Philip explain the passage (34-35)? What was the Ethiopians conclusion (36, 38)? How was the gospel of truth spread to the Ethiopians and to many people in Gaza (40)?



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