Tales From the Bible by Mike Southern

"No Magic Involved"

Mike Southern
January 2019

Modern people disagree when it comes to the subject of magic -- not about the stage magic we see on TV -- but supernatural works of the devil. Some believe magic is no more than conmen using stage tricks to fool people who don’t know any better, while others believe it’s a very real danger.

In the ancient world most people believed in magic, and many people would do anything to gain that kind of power. At times, Jesus’s enemies even accused Him of being a devil! So when His disciples began healing the sick as Jesus had done, the questions began. Many who saw them were frightened… but others wanted that power for themselves.

The Bible tells us about some of those power-seekers.

This particular story comes from Acts 8:1-25.

"No Magic Involved"

To read other Tales From the Bible select from the following


Samuel Chooses a New King

But That’s What You Prayed For!

How Daniel Got His Name Back

The Babbling Builders

The Man Caught by a Fish

The Prophet Who Captured an Arm

Two Men Go to War


A VERY Long Distance Call for Help

The First Tithe


The Choir That Sang a Victory

Sole Mates

The Lambs of God

What The Donkey Didn't Say

What Balaam DID Say

God's Troublemaker

Too Many Days in a Floating Zoo

Gideon Throws Out a Fleece

The Army That Was Too Big

The 40-Year Long Nightmare

Pharoah and the Army of Babies

So The Angel Said, "Shut Up and Believe!"

Just Seven Little Baths

Orders Are Orders

Walking Through the Waters...Again

Low Friends in High Places

The Voice of Reason

Some Advice From Dear Old Dad


Hoist With His Own Pitard

The Power of a Humble Heart

Just Old Dry Bones

The Big Committee Meeting

Big Hairy Hands

Sleeping On God's Doorstep

A Game of Thrones

The Men Who Wrote Nasty Letters

Spotted and Spotless, Light and Dark

Daddy's Gods Are Missing

The Warriors

Left Behind

The Army in the Tree Tops

The Last Ones to Know