Mark 1:21-28; Acts 8:9-25
Kingdom Authority

Jesus' Kingdom of God narrative was revolutionary to the Jewish society and it's cultural groups.  By what authority did Jesus heal and perform sign and wonders?  The apostle Philip preached the Kingdom Gospel to the Samaritans and they believed and were baptised.  By what authority did Philip perform the miracles and healings he did?  Do we have the same power and authority?  What does the Holy Spirit have to do with it?  Why does Simon the Sorcerer want to buy it?