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08 May, 2015
Search The Scriptures — Study 13 — Acts 8:5-25
Study 13 From The book of Acts
Is: Acts 8:5-25
Measure the success of
Philip’s ministry in Samaria by the difficulties with which he had to
contend. Cf. Jn. 4:9. To what was his success due? Cf. Jn. 14:12; Acts
1:8. What results followed when the
power of God was manifested? See verses 6, 18-21. In what ways should such
a record make us give heed?
Simon was intellectually convinced of the truth and power of
the gospel, but his heart was unchanged. How did this come to light? In
what ways is it right or wrong for us to covet the power of God’s Spirit?
Note. Verses 14-17.
The reason, no doubt, why the Holy Spirit had not yet fallen upon the
Samaritan believers was that, as this was the first extension of the Church
beyond the borders of the Jewish people, it was fitting that the seal of the
Spirit (Eph. 1:13) should be given through Peter and John, as the
representatives of the apostles. In a similar way Peter was chosen to go to
Cornelius (10:5), though Philip was probably in Caesarea at the time.