January 3, 2021
Series: Acts: Empowered for the Mission, Part 17
Text: Acts 8:1-25
Main Idea: When God moves in hearts through the preaching of Christ, sinners are saved by God through the power of Jesus Christ!
1. The & His Message: Philip preached to the city. (v. 5, 12)2. The for Revival: God gave the people soft hearts enabling them to & pay attention to the message. (v. 6, Luke 8:15, 1 Thess 2:13, Acts 16:14, Ezra 8:22)3. The of Revival: While true revival is always evident, it is sometimes also with false professions. (v. 7-25)
NOTE: The description here of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit is not the normal pattern for the Church today. The Holy Spirit fully indwells every believer at the moment of conversion. (1 Cor 12:13, Eph 1:13, Rom 8:9, 2 Cor 1:22)
7. The of hypocrisy. (v. 18-24)
8. The opening of for evangelism. (v. 25)