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Acts 8:1-40

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  • 1. And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
    Welcome
  • 2. Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work
    April 25th Lesson 6
    May 2nd Breakfast Fellowship & Testimony
    May 9th Lesson 7
    May 16th Lesson 8
    May 23rd Pete & Cara Selent
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 3. Who is the one person in your life that you would have the most difficult time sharing about Jesus? Why?
  • 4. Our Passage: Acts 8:1 40
    Acts 8:1 8
    Acts 8:9-17
    Acts 8:18-25
    Acts 8:26-33
    Acts 8:34-40
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 5. Acts 1:7-8
    "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 6. Where are Judea and Samaria and what is a Samaritan?
  • 7. The Tribes of Israel
    Asher
    Benjamin
    Dan
    Gad
    Issacher
    Joseph
    Judah
    Levi
    Naphtali
    Reuben
    Simeon
    Zebulun
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 8. Land of the 12 Tribes
  • 9. Exodus and Judges
    1300 1200 B.C.
    Exodus from Egypt
    Wandering in the wilderness for 40 years
    Receipt of the oral laws
    1200 1020 B.C.
    Leadership of the Judges
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 10. The United Kingdom of Israel
    1020 1000 B.C. : Saul
    First king of Israel
    1000 961 B.C. : David
    Captures Jerusalem and makes it the capital
    961 924 B.C. : Solomon
    Builds an opulent city and the first temple
    High taxes and preferential treatment of Solomons tribes
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 11. The Kingdom Divided
    924 B.C. : Solomons death
    10 northern tribes break away
    Israel (North)
    Jeroboam first king
    Shechem and then Samaria is its capital
    Judah (South)
    Tribes of Judah and Benjamin
    Rehoboam (son of Solomon)
    Jerusalem remains it capital
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 12. Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 13. The Northern Kingdom
    1 Kings 12
    Jeroboam leads people into idolatry
    Appoints non-Levitical priests
    Conquered by Assyrians in 722 B.C.
    10 tribes sent into exile
    Other people groups moved into the region
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 14. The Southern Kingdom
    612 B.C. - Babylonian kingdom replaces the Assyrian kingdom
    600 B.C Babylon defeats Judah
    Captives taken to Babylon (Daniel)
    585 B.C. Temple in Jerusalem destroyed
    536 B.C. 50,000 Jews return to Israel
    515 B.C. 2nd Temple in Jerusalem built
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 15. The Samaritans
    A mixed heritage:
    Those who escaped exile and remained in Samaria
    Those who were brought into the land
    Rejected all Old Testament scripture except the Pentateuch
    Built their own temple on Mount Gerizem
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 16. Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 17. The Samaritans in the N.T.
    Luke 10:
    The parable of the good Samaritan
    John 4:
    Jesus talks to the Samaritan woman at the well
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 18. Acts 1:7-8
    "It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority. 8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 19. Our Passage: Acts 8:1 40
    Acts 8:1 3 : Persecution and Scattering of the Church
    Acts 8:4 25: Philip in Samaria
    Acts 8:26 40: Philip and the Ethiopian
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 20. 5 Principles of Evangelism
    How is it significant that Philip, a Jew, went to Samaria?
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 21. 5 Principles of Evangelism
    Principle #1:
    Dont assume that anyone is beyond the power of the Gospel.
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 22. 5 Principles of Evangelism
    Why do you think it was important for the church in Jerusalem to send Peter and John to minister to the new believers in Samaria?
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 23. 5 Principles of Evangelism
    Principle #2:
    You are not doing it on your own - the Holy Spirit will affirm the Gospel.
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 24. 5 Principles of Evangelism
    What would it have been like for Philip to leave a place where so many exciting things were happening to go down a desert road?
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 25. 5 Principles of Evangelism
    Principle #3:
    Dont be afraid to take the road less traveled.
    And without faith it is impossible to pleas