The main character of today’s sermons is: Simon (also known as Simon the Sorcerer.) Through his magic, he was becoming powerful and was called “Great.”
Simon used magic so people would pay attention to him. Phillip performed miracles to people would glorify God.
When the disciple sent Peter and John to Samaria, they laid hands on the new believers in order that they would receive the Holy Spirit. When Simon sees this, he offers money in order to obtain that power himself. Peter then rebukes him for this approach.