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Acts 6:8 - 7:60

Acts 6:8 - 7:60


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  • 1. And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
    Welcome
  • 2. Acts: Seeing the Spirit at Work
    April 18th – Lesson 5
    April 25st – Lesson 6
    May 2nd – Testimony
    May 9th – Lesson 7
    May 16th – Lesson 8
    May 23rd – Pete & Cara
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 3. What is a Martyr?
    1: a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion.
    2: a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle.
    Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 4. What is a Martyr?
    Derived from the Greek word “martus” μάρτυς, which means “witness.”
    myetymology.com
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 5. Stephen : What it means to be Christian Witness
    We can learn what it means to be a Christian witness, by examining 3 aspects of Stephen’s life:
    His Character
    The Content of his words
    The Cause of his actions
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 6. Our Passage: Acts 6:8 – 7:60
    Acts 6:8 – 15
    Acts 7:1-8
    Acts 7:9-19
    Acts 7:20-29
    Acts 7:30-36
    Acts 7:37-43
    Acts 7:44-53
    Acts 7:54-60
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 7. Stephen : What it means to be witness
    We can learn what it means to be a Christian martyr, by examining 3 aspects of Stephen’s life:
    His Character – Acts 6:8-15
    The Content of his words
    The Cause of his actions
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 8. The Character of a Christian WitnessActs 6:5-15
    Full of faith and the holy spirit (6:5)
    Full of God’s grace & power (6:8)
    Did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people (6:8)
    Wisdom (6:9)
    Spoke by the Holy Spirit (6:10)
    His face was like the face of an angel (6:15)
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 9. Stephen : What it means to be witness
    We can learn what it means to be a Christian martyr, by examining 3 aspects of Stephen’s life:
    His Character
    The Content of his words – Acts 7:1-51
    The Cause of his actions
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 10. The Words of a Christian WitnessActs 7:1-53
    What was Stephen’s goal as he spoke to the Sanhedrin?
    Was he trying to “Get out of jail”
    Was he trying to conduct a history lesson?
    Was he trying to show them the true nature of God?
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 11. The Words of a Christian WitnessActs 7:1-53
    He was prepared
    He affirmed what he had in common with his audience
    that salvation was to come through the Jews
    They were God’s chosen
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 12. The Words of a Christian WitnessActs 7:1-53
    He identified the recurring problem that the Jews had
    They received the law – but were not obedient to it
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 13. The Words of a Christian WitnessActs 7:1-53
    He showed them that their view of God was too limited
    God dwells not in what man has made, but in what God has made
    Jesus had taken the place of everything in the temple
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 14. Stephen : What it means to be witness
    We can learn what it means to be a Christian martyr, by examining 3 aspects of Stephen’s life:
    His Character
    The Content of his words
    The Cause of his actions – Acts 7:54-60
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 15. The Cause of a Christian WitnessActs 7:54-60
    What motivated Stephen to be a witness and suffer the consequences?
    To see the glory of God
    To be received into heaven
    To seek God’s forgiveness for his persecutors
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 16. Connecting & Communicating
    Email Distribution List
    bcbc-sundayschool.googlegroups.com
    Class Blog
    bcbc-sundayschool.blogspot.com
    And without faith it is impossible to please God,
    because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists
    and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.
    (Hebrews 11:6)
  • 17. Grow Team News
    Spring Event
    Planning meeting April 22nd
    Nuthalapaty home
    Please send your ideas to Kurt
    growteam@nuthalapaty.net
  • 18. Serve Team News
    serveteam@nuthalapaty.net
  • 19. Rescue Team News
    Praise Reports
    &
    Prayer Requests
    rescueteam@nuthalapaty.net