We live in a world where it seems that everything is for sale. If the price is right or the offer is good enough, everything is for sale. And while we would never outright say we are trying to buy God's affections, the reality is that many of us behave in such a way that we think we are earning his affections or that we deserve something special from God.
This week, the book of Acts brings us to a point where the world's way and Jesus' way clash in a big way. As we meet Simon, we'll see how the Gospel and all of God's gifts are not for sale. And we'll see how that is really good news.