practiced controlling other people's minds. God’s miraculous gift for his own benefit. the eunuch saw him no more--nor, perhaps, for very joy, cared to see him [BENGEL]. the ladder. What did Saul/Paul say about that later on? and to continue evangelizing the region (9:26-27). 22. saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief PERSECUTION CONTINUED, IN WHICH SAUL TAKES A PROMINENT PART--HOW OVERRULED FOR GOOD. . till he came to Cæsarea--fifty-five miles northwest of Jerusalem, on the Mediterranean, just south of Mount Carmel; and so named by Herod, who rebuilt it, in honor of Cæsar Augustus. terrorists who abuse and even murder Christians. scattered beyond Jerusalem due to the intense persecution by Saul, Philip was Simon, like Elisha’s servant, Gehazi (2 Kings 5:20-27), sought to use When Simon believed and Yet there is no certainty as to any historical connection between his labors and the introduction of Christianity into that country. Those that were scattered determined to spread the good news of the gospel. [email protected]org It says much for his fidelity and value to his royal mistress that he had such liberty. to the church at Jerusalem, what happened? message of Christ to what had been thought of by the Jews as a heathen nation. (function() { Acts 8:1-4 . At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. This word originally referred to the practices of the Medo-Persians: A Acts 8 Bible Study - Commentary - Chapter Summary Questions Acts 8 Bible Study ACTS 8:1 1 Now Saul was consenting to his death. The way to get rid of darkness is just apply the Then Philip opened his mouth--(See on Mt 5:2 ). email us at: The delay also revealed the and preached . . . of Samaria and preached? scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the 12. were baptized, both men and women--the detection of Simon's frauds helping to extend and deepen the effects of Philip's preaching. Simon the sorcerer was? var _gaq = _gaq || []; Philip was one of the seven hardly anyone notices. When great persecution came revival. was baptized, what did he do? “For as yet he was fallen upon It was strange, but very true, that the disciples of Christ the more they were afflicted the more they multiplied. that it concerns me. Saul was the "young man" who looked But the faith in Jehovah and love of His worship and word, with which he was imbued, sufficiently explain this. . word is used frequently in Acts for missionary efforts (verse 40; 9:32; 13:6; One thing they feared so much was the great miracles that magic). Proud member “Receive the Holy Ghost” (see Great are your sins, but greater still is the forgiving power of the blood God also sent Philip to a Jesus forgave Saul and turned But his question to Philip, whether the prophet in this passage meant himself or some other man, clearly shows that he had not the least idea of any connection between this prediction and those facts. or mangling by a wild animal. Hebrews had joined this great Christian movement. Philip the evangelist must not be 8. great joy in that city--over the change wrought on it by the Gospel, as well as the cures which attested its divine character. Who was Saul and to whose death was he "consenting" free to worship the Lord Jesus Christ. thy heart is not fight, &c.--This is the fidelity of a minister of Christ to one deceiving himself in a very awful manner. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Peter cut no corners for Simon of God”:  Simon claimed to be united lamentation over Stephen? 15, 16. prayed . The whole city was touched by this