- Measure the success of Philip’s ministry in Samaria by the difficulties with which he had to contend. Cf. John 4:9. To what was his success due? Cf. John 14:12; Acts 1:1. What results followed when the power when the power of God was manifested? See verse 6, 18-21. In what ways should such a record make us take notice?
- Simon was intellectually convinced of the truth and power of the gospel, but his heart was unchanged. How did this come to light? In what is it right or wrong for us to covet the power of God’s Spirit?