Acts 8:1-25
Oct 30th 2016
Paul Taylor

In the first part of the book of Acts we have seen the first followers of Jesus gather as a community in Jerusalem. Amazing things have happened, the group has grown, but opposition has increased as well. Finally, we see these disciples sent out into the world at the beginning of Acts 8. But their reasons for leaving Jerusalem are not what we would expect.As the chapter continues, two individuals, Philip and Simon, provide a contrast of attitudes toward proclaiming the Gospel.