Acts 8:14-19

14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

18 When Simon saw that the Spirit was given at the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money 19 and said, “Give me also this ability so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”

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One response to “Acts 8:14-19

  1. We can’t chase gifts. We can’t decide what gifts we should have in order to have the best effect for God’s kingdom. We have to know His ways, and be willing to serve Him however He chooses. We have to seek out the gifts He has deposited in us and then use what He has given us for his purposes.

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