Divine Service Summary – 27 / 28 May 2020
Title: The gift of the Holy Spirit
Text verse: Acts 8: 18–19
And when Simon saw that through the laying on of the Apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money, saying, “Give me this power also, that anyone on whom I lay hands may receive the Holy Spirit.”
Message: The gift of the Holy Spirit provides us with deeper knowledge of the gospel and sharpens our conscience.
- Simon the Sorcerer offered the Apostles money so that he too could impart the gift of the Holy Spirit upon others.
- Simon wanted to use this gift of God to gain earthly profit or to boost his reputation.
- The gift of the Holy Spirit sharpens our conscience and provides orientation on our way to eternal fellowship with God.