Tags » Simon The Magician

Stealing the gospel

A brief word at a Vigil Against Gun Violence: Prayers for Our Lives, on the eve of the anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in 1999… 650 more words


God’s Sovereignty Displayed Through Diversity and Unity.

14 Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 for he had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 1,915 more words

Simon the Magician

Acts 8:9-25

Simon the magician is impressed by the power of the Holy Spirit and offers to pay the Apostles for it. The Gospel is spread throughout Samaria. 8 more words


The Curious Case of Simon the Sorcerer

Acts 8 introduces us to one of the more colorful and confusing characters in the New Testament: Simon the Magician. We would be better off thinking of him as a sorcerer in our vernacular, his was a dark magic, probably demonic. 1,028 more words

Cutting Room

Acts 8:1-25

After Stephen is martyred persecution breaks out in Jerusalem in a big way.  Paul – who held the coats of the men stoning Stephen – zealously leads the charge against the church and makes sure that no believer is safe in the city.  2,846 more words


Day 177 - June 26

Today’s Readings:

2 Chronicles 3-4
Acts 8:1-25
Job 21

…when Simon (the magician) saw that the Spirit was bestowed through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.” But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 170 more words

Daily Readings