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

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