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From Magic to Miracles

24 September 2017   Speaker:  Rev. Bob Hylton   Scripture:  Acts 8:1-25; Acts 8:26-40   Series:  CHURCHLIFE
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Sermon Notes

Today’s Encouraging Word

Pastor Bob Hylton Ed.D

September 24, 2017



Church Life Series

From Magic to Miracles

Acts 8:1-25

Acts 8:26-40


But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”                     Acts 1:8


1. Persecution actually advanced the proclamation of the gospel.


·      It forced the church away from Jerusalem.

·      It required the church to rely on the Holy Spirit.


2. Philip’s gospel preaching had the compellingring of truth.

·      The gospel has authority.

·      The gospel has power.

·      The gospel delivers liberty and joy.



3. Counterfeit faith is compared to authentic Christianity.


·      Simon – Bartered for the good news of Jesus.


·      Ethiopian – Received the good news of Jesus.






Church Life Application Question

What does God desire of C&T members?


·      God desires us to preach and teach the Bible.


·      God desires each of us to be equipped in sharing the Gospel story of Jesus.


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