When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said.
The crowds had heard Philip; but when they saw the demonstration of God's power they paid much closer attention to what he said. The signs were not presented in a way to draw attention away from the message but rather enhanced it.
I need to pay close attention to the good news of the gospel message and learn to simply and faithfully communicate it and not be distracted in thinking the power of the message is dependent on signs & wonders, then end up really lifting up those instead of the Christ of the miraculous.
Father, help me to keep what you deem most important...most important in my thoughts and actions. I welcome your Spirits leading me in your way of lasting fruitfulness. Let it be so.