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Acts: The Gospel In Motion
Pastor Ben Phillips
Text for the week: Acts 8:9-25
Question 1) Pastor Ben shared from the outset of his message that it was important to remember that God is the judge. Why is it important to remember that truth?
Question 2) We’ve heard the phrase, “The book of Acts is descriptive, not prescriptive.” several times throughout this study. What is that phrase referring to? Why did Pastor Ben feel it was important to remind us of that phrase as he walked through this particular passage?
Question 3) What could be the reason that the Holy Spirit hadn’t fallen on the Samaritan believers? (Answer: Possibly God wanted to show Peter and John that salvation really was for the Samaritans as well.) Why was that so important?
Question 4) Pastor Ben wasn’t concerned about arguing over whether or not Simon was truly saved. What was he most concerned about? (Answer: Are you saved?)
Question 5) The point of this message was not to make you doubt whether or not you are truly a follower of Christ. With that in mind, what was the point of this message and what’s one thing that you can do this week as a response?