Philip & the Holy Spirit

December 16, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Acts 8:4-17 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Dec. 16, 2018 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 8:4-17

Philip and the Holy Spirit

Intro

A. THE MINISTRY OF PHILIP (Acts 8:4-8).

1. Who is Philip (Acts 8:4-5)?

2. Who are the Samaritans?

3. Philip preached Christ with miraculous signs (Acts 8:5-7).

4. Attentive audience resulting in much rejoicing (Acts 8:6, 8).

5. Phase two of the Great Commission (Acts 1:8).

B. THE DELAYED GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (Acts 8:14-17).

1. Does this support the charismatic view of a two-stage Christian life?

2. Evidence for this being the exception, not the rule.

a) Apostolic teaching:

b. Apostolic practice:

3. The gift of the Holy Spirit in the new covenant.

4. The gift of the Holy Spirit to non-Jews.

5. The role of Peter and John (Acts 8:14-17).

a. John the fireman.

b. Peter the key-keeper.

Conclusion