We each have a past—something we want to avoid or even pretend never happened. Jesus came to move us beyond that past into a new life filled with new possibilities. But sometimes, we drag our past habits, perspectives and ambitions with us even after we believe in Jesus for salvation. Simon Magus was about as bad as it gets—a sorcerer who worked magic for selfish and even evil gain. When we look at his story, we can conclude that maybe there is hope for us.