The Power of God that is Called Great
Preacher: Jeremiah Fyffe
1. THE GOSPEL GOES TO SAMARIA
2. WHO IS SIMON?
3. WHAT DOES SIMON BELIEVE?
4. PETER’S REBUKE
5. SIMON’S UNBELIEF
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Community Group Questions
Read Acts 8:18–19: Simon offered to purchase the gift of God with money. On Sunday Jeremiah suggested a few ways that people may try to do something very similar with church attendance, church offering or other legalistic approaches to Christian obedience. Have you struggled in the past or present with anything like this? How does the refrain “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness” help us to combat such legalistic attempts to purchase the grace of God?
Read Acts 8:9–11: Simon put a great deal of effort in making a great name for himself. Even after his supposed confession of faith in Jesus, Simon sought to make a name for himself through ministry. How is this a warning for us as partners in the gospel as we serve in the church? On Sunday Jeremiah suggested that the only way to combat such prideful approval seeking is to seek and be humbled by the glory of God. How can we seek to not only be amazed by the power of God, but humbled by the loving kindness of God?