Truth Versus Deception
Nov. 6, 2022
VS 1 – “Scattered throughout”: this phrase claims the fulfillment of Acts 1:8. (the outline of Acts)
VS 4 – “Went about preaching the word”: What do we do when faced with opposition?
VS 5 – “Samaria”: What is so important about Samaria?
VS 6-8 – “paid attention … there was much joy”: the Gospel message brings Joy and Freedom to all who here and respond.
VS 11-12 – “amazed them … they believed”: Notice the difference between truth and deception. When God wants to speak, He is not out to trick (amaze) you. He grabs your attention with truth and love.
VS 16 – “Had not yet fallen on them”: Why not? Vs 17 is the answer. Our God is a Triune God.
Reference: Matt 28:19 and Acts 19:1-7
VS 18 – “laying on of the apostle’s hands”: Simon saw what was happening on the outside and disregarding what was going on in the Spirit (inside). (Vs 15)
VS 20 – “obtain the gift of God”: God is the one who freely gives what each of us needs for His glory.
VS 21-22 – “for your heart … intent of your heart”: God knows what our true motives are.
VS 23 – “I see”: Peter is exercising the powerful gift of discernment. He is looking at the situation the way God would see the situation.
VS 24 – “pray for me”: Don’t be afraid of God. Pray to Him.
*At times allow others to pray with and for you as well. WE are all ONE body coming together in the name of Christ!