01 Apr 2021

They hear and see the signs of his doing

Acts 8:5-8


Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. So there was great joy in that city.






  • 它带来了耶稣的福音,也就是上帝通过耶稣基督爱世人的好消息。
  • 它带来了实际的医治。基督教从来不只是口头上说说而已。
  • 它带来了撒玛利亚人从没有见识过的喜乐,而这喜乐是一种很自然的结果。虚假的基督教会带来阴郁的气氛,但是真实的基督教信仰是充满着喜乐的。


Lessons Learn

We know very little about Philip; but he was one of the architects of the Christian Church.

We must note what Christianity brought to these people.

  • It brought the story of Jesus, the message of the love of God in Jesus Christ.
  • It brought healing. Christianity has never been a matter of words only.

It brought, as a natural consequence, a joy that the Samaritans had never known before. It is a false Christianity which brings an atmosphere of gloom; true Christianity radiates joy.