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    Stephen's Witness Slides, 9/15/13 Stephen's Witness Slides, 9/15/13 Presentation Transcript

    • …and  they  set  up  false  witnesses  who  said,  “This   man  never  ceases  to  speak  words  against  this   holy  place  and  the  law,  for  we  have  heard  him   say  that  this  Jesus  of  Nazareth  will  destroy  this   place  and  will  change  the  customs  that  Moses   delivered  to  us.”   Acts  6:13-­‐14  (ESV)  
    • And  the  high  priest  said,  “Are  these  things  so?”   Acts  7:1  (ESV)    
    • All  Scripture  is  breathed  out  by  God  and   profitable  for  teaching,  for  reproof,  for   correcGon,  and  for  training  in  righteousness,   2  Timothy  3:16  (ESV)  
    • Stephen’s  Witness   1.  FALSE  CHARGES  
    • Stephen’s  Witness   1.  FALSE  CHARGES   2.  3  MEN  FROM  GOD  
    • •  Abraham  goes  by  faith  &  God  gives  countless   descendants  to  an  old  man  with  no  children.   •  Joseph  suffers  but  his  sufferings  are  used  to   provide  for  God’s  people  AND  bring  Joseph’s   dream  to  pass.   •  Moses  is  raised  up  as  deliverer  for  God’s   people  who  were  slaves.    
    • Yet  the  Most  High  does  not  dwell  in  houses   made  by  hands,  as  the  prophet  says,   “‘Heaven  is  my  throne,          and  the  earth  is  my  footstool.   What  kind  of  house  will  you  build  for  me,  says   the  Lord,          or  what  is  the  place  of  my  rest?   Did  not  my  hand  make  all  these  things?’  
    • Stephen’s  Witness   1.  FALSE  CHARGES   2.  3  MEN  FROM  GOD   3.  THE  TEMPLE  &  THE  LAW  CONVICT  YOU!  
    • “You  sGff-­‐necked  people,  uncircumcised  in  heart   and  ears,  you  always  resist  the  Holy  Spirit.  As   your  fathers  did,  so  do  you.  Which  of  the   prophets  did  your  fathers  not  persecute?  And   they  killed  those  who  announced  beforehand   the  coming  of  the  Righteous  One,  whom  you   have  now  betrayed  and  murdered,  you  who   received  the  law  as  delivered  by  angels  and  did   not  keep  it.”     Acts  7:48-­‐53  (ESV)