Even to Them
March 25, 2021
As world continues to change by becoming more post-Christian and adapting to a post-pandemic world, the church finds itself in a period where change is the new normal. For this season, we are looking at the book of Acts to remind ourselves how the early church followed God as God led the church into the future that was unfolding before them.
Acts 8 tells the story of Philip going to Samaria and preaching the gospel. People respond and are baptized. Peter and John then come, see that the Samaritans have not been been baptized in the Holy Spirit, and proceed to lay hands on the people so that they might receive the Spirit. What is going on in this passage? Why did Peter and John need to be there? What is it about the Samaritans and a peculiar man named Simon that we need to pay attention to?