ACTS 8

4 Outlines

 

GOSPEL ON THE MOVE

Acts 8:1-25

 

MOTIVATION IN THE CHURCH Vss. 1-4

The persecution under Saul actually led to the scattering of the church

and the work of evangelism.

 

MINISTRY OF PHILIP Vss. 5-13

 

MANIFESTATION OF THE SPIRIT Vss. 14-17

 

MISUSE OF GOD'S GIFT Vss. 18-25

 

 

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Acts 8:5-24

MINISTRY IN SAMARIA

 

MESSAGE AND MARVELS - Vss. 5-10

Philip delivered the message of Christ in Samaria and authenticated his message by the working of miracles.

 

BELIEF AND BAPTISM - Vss. 11-13

Many believed and were baptized.

 

SUPPLICATION AND SPIRIT - Vss. 14-17

Peter and John were sent. They asked the Lord for the reception of the Holy Spirit for these people. God answered.

 

REQUEST AND REJECTION - Vss. 18-24

Simon wanted to purchase the ability to give out the Holy Spirit. He was soundly rebuked.

 

 

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Acts 8:5-24

A MISSIONARY OUTREACH

 

A MARVELOUS MINISTRY Vss. 5-8

A MEAN MAN Vss. 9-11

A MIGHTY MANIFESTATION Vss. 12-17

A MISERABLE MOMENT Vss. 18-23

 

 

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Acts 8:26-40

HANDLING CHANGE

 

Most of us do not like change, but changes take place. (I would

elaborate on some of the changes made in our lifetimes.)

 

Of course God in His character does not change. But He does use

different methods of reaching different people. Sometimes what God

wants us to do with our lives will change. Such was the case of the

Philip. He was to leave a prosperous ministry in Samaria to travel to

the dessert to reach one man.

 

NEW CHALLENGE Vss. 26-29

NEW COURSE OF ACTION Vss. 30-35

The method Philip used with the Eunuch was different from the method

he used with the Samaritans.

NEW CONVERT Vss. 36-38

NEW CONDITIONS Vss. 39-40

Philip's work was done. God caught him away to still another ministry.

 

 

 

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