April 8, 2010
Acts 8:5-6 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming Christ to them. The crowds with one accord were giving attention to what was said by Philip, as they heard and saw the signs which he was performing… 8. so there was much rejoicing in that city….
[no doubt because of receiving Jesus (v 12 “the good news about the kingdom and the name of Jesus Christ”), but also because the enemy was clearly being overcome (v 13 “signs and great miracles taking place”) by the power of God’s Spirit (v 17 “then they – the apostles: authority – began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit”), through the believers, including the new ones…]
Acts 8:35 … beginning from this scripture he preached Jesus to Him.
[start with what people know… or think they know… use the scriptures! Not just “my experiences” – but both. Right? Father??]