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Acts 7 - NIV

55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.

56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him,

58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

Sermons on Acts 7 More sermons: Acts 7

Greg Thompson avatar
Stephen the first martyr
Shared by: Greg Thompson on Jul, 2016
Summary: the story of what it means to be strong
Scripture: Acts 7:54-60
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 417
Jerry Owen avatar
Benefits of Living for Jesus
Shared by: Jerry Owen on Feb, 2016
Summary: Jesus told us that in order to be His disciple we would have to take up our cross and follow Him. It's easy to focus on the negative consequences of being a Christian, but we should also realize that there are awesome benefits in living for Jesus Christ.
Michael J McInally Jr. avatar
What Do I Stand for?
Shared by: Michael J McInally Jr. on Aug, 2015
Summary: We all stand for different things in our lives either physically or personally. Stephen took a stand for Jesus and died for it. So what do you stand for? Is it worth dying for? Then start living for it today
Rodney Johnson Sr., avatar
Where to look when it hurts the most?
Shared by: Rodney Johnson Sr., on Jun, 2015
Summary: In our darkness moment when earth has no answer; we must always look up to Christ who is seated at the right hand of God.
Scripture: Acts 7:54-60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 596
Greg Gordon avatar
Stephen the Perfect Example of Martyrdom
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Lord, do not hold this sin against them. - Acts 7:60 Stephen who was a Deacon full of the Holy Spirit was testifying to the religious leaders who crucified Christ just days before. He was dragged out of the temple and city and brought to a place where ..
Scripture: Acts 7:60
Views: 150
Chuck Sligh avatar
Where Does God Live?
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on May, 2015
Summary: Stephen's Acts 7 defense before the Jewish leaders is a masterful theological treatise on the presence of God. But it was a message with ominous implications to these power-hungry leaders. Stephen's message has applications to us today 2000 years later.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 7:1-60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 411
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Wenceslas and Stephen and Paul
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2014
Summary: To understand the strange hymn "Good King Wenceslas" we must return to the Scriptures and understand the role of deacons in the early Church, and all of us today.
Scripture: Acts 6:8-7:59
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 184
C. Philip Green avatar
Innovative Influencer
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Nov, 2014
Summary: Don't limit God to one place and to one plan if you want to continue to reach people with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Series: Acts
Gordon Weatherby avatar
Stephen --A Man Who Wore Many Hats(Deacon, Evangelist, Convict,Crown)
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on Sep, 2014
Summary: Appointed as one of the men to wait on the widows in the church Stephen quickly progressed to evangelistic work, and his preaching of Jesus Christ. It was this preaching that had him put to death.
Kim Oliver  avatar
Shared by: Kim Oliver on Jun, 2014
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7:56
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 909
Denn Guptill avatar
Saul Meets Stephen
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jun, 2014
Summary: This is the beginning of sermon series based on the travels of Paul, and there is no place to begin like the beginning.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 7:54-60
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 1,001
Wayne Lawson avatar
He Stood Up For Me
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Jan, 2014
Summary: Our word “MARTYR” is a transliteration of the Greek word for “WITNESS.” By their lives and by their deaths, the martyrs have borne witness for “JESUS CHRIST, THE FAITHFUL WITNESS.”
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 7:54-60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,092
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Stephen's Speech
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2013
Summary: Wherever God meets His people is a holy place, not just in the Temple or in a Church building.
William Baeta avatar
Shared by: William Baeta on Nov, 2013
Summary: “And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit’” Acts 7:59.
Sean Harder avatar
Leaders & Martyrs
Shared by: Sean Harder on Oct, 2013
Summary: We have gotten so used to novelty in the church that a common response to this theme, was a rather sympathetic gesture inferring, “What, have you run out of good ideas?” Preaching and prayer just don’t seem that innovative and frankly to many, are the boring part of church.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7:60
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,845
Sean Harder avatar
Leaders & Martyrs
Shared by: Sean Harder on Oct, 2013
Summary: For the first few chapters of Acts we have heard about the beginnings and growth of the early church in Jerusalem after Pentecost. Now we start to see some of the growing pains and the spread of the church over the next several chapters.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7:60
Denomination: *other
Views: 382
T.J. Conwell avatar
The Death of a Deacon
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jun, 2013
Summary: The Sanhedrin’s reaction to the Gospel is pretty typical for those who reject it, but the boldness displayed by Stephen is something WE must learn from!
Scripture: Acts 7:1-60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,560
Greg Nance avatar
Leadership Lessons From Stephen
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jun, 2013
Summary: Acts 6-7 tell us about Stephen's short ministry and message. God demonstrates lessons in leadership that are still applicable today.
Steve Ely avatar
Square Pizza and Mystery Meat
Shared by: Steve Ely on May, 2013
Summary: Acts is the record of incredible miracles by incredible people. But what if the greatest miracle took place in the lunch line? The guy pushing square pizza and mystery meat shows us that the Holy Spirit can use us too!
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7:60
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,160
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr, 2013
Summary: Even though saved, long held prejudices and human selfishness threatens division among the early Christians.
Jerry Cosper avatar
Stephen: A Study of Martyrdom
Shared by: Jerry Cosper on Jan, 2013
Summary: A vivid picture of martyrdom which should encourage the believer to stand fast when facing persecution.
Scripture: Acts 7:54-60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 778
Michael Stark avatar
Where is God When I Hurt?
Shared by: Michael Stark on Jan, 2012
Summary: Does God care when His people suffer? Does He desert them in their sorrow? A message to encourage the suffering saint by redirecting our gaze to the Master in our sorrow.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 7:59-8:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,149
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
The Cost of Love
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun, 2011
Summary: Love is free to those who receive it, but it can cost the giver a great deal.
Scripture: Acts 7:55-60
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,052
Alvin Hathaway, Sr. avatar
Sins Against the Holy Spirit: Resisting
Shared by: Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on May, 2011
Summary: Even though the Holy Spirit may be a mystery, it does have history. Even though the Holy Spirit may seem painful, it is profitable. Even though the Holy Spirit may seem distant, it is distinctively God.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Acts 7:51-60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,837
Timm Meyer avatar
"Be Faithful Even to the Point of Death"
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Apr, 2011
Summary: Easter 4(A) - Believers are to be faithful even to the point of death. This means the believer need and wants to be faithful to God’s truth and God’s glory.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 7:51-60
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 2,109
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Stephen’s Witness to the Jews, and ours
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2009
Summary: We need to consider the early Church’s message to their elder brothers, the Jews, and our attitude of love for them today.
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Oct, 2009
Summary: WE never get the total fullness of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 6:5-7:60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 329
Chris Jordan avatar
Supernatural #7: Why Sometimes People Don’t Get Healed
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Aug, 2009
Summary: In the midst of the glorious, powerful church of Acts, where signs and wonders were frequent, not all of the people were healed all of the time. Why? Let’s consider that question as we look at the story of Stephen.
Series: Supernatural
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Acts 6:8-7:60
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 3,993
Joseph Smith avatar
Forgiving Close Ears
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Aug, 2009
Summary: Deacon ordination service: deacons, like Stephen, must forgive and heal those who have chosen to close their ears to the truth.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 7:54-60
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 731
Peter Loughman avatar
Temple Without Walls
Shared by: Peter Loughman on Jul, 2009
Summary: The holy place of Jesus Christ resides not in any building, cathedral, or historical site, the holy place of Jesus Christ resides in your heart.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Acts 7:1-60
Views: 9,710