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  • The Demeanor And Disposition Of A Follower Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 23, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,108 views

    THIS SHORT PASSAGE IS REALLY ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY THAT WILL END WITH THE DEATH OF STEPHEN. STEPHEN WAS ONE OF THE FIRST DEACONS CHOSEN FOR THE EARLY CHURCH. FROM THAT MOMENT, IT SEEMS AS THOUGH HIS LIFE IS SHORT. THERE IS NOT MUCH TIME BETWE

    THE DEMEANOR AND DISPOSITION OF A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST Acts 6:8-15 Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. 9 Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)--Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria ...read more

  • What Do I Stand For?

    Contributed by Michael J Mcinally Jr. on Aug 21, 2015
     | 8,869 views

    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

    What do I Stand for? Today I want to talk about a concept, that affects all of us, but dependent on your background and/or how you were raised or what you were taught growing up you may have one view or another. Now this particular question can have several answers depending on that view. So if ...read more

  • The Stoning Of Stephen Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 8,380 views

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    The Stoning of Stephen Acts 6:5-15 Today I want us to look at the first deacon, mentioned in chapter 6, Stephen. Stephen’s ministry covered only part of chapter 6, all of chapter 7 and ended with the first two verses of chapter 8. His ministry was brief but extremely powerful! Stephen ...read more

  • Despise Not Any Role Of Service In The Kingdom Of God

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 28, 2018
     | 1,738 views

    Any role at all you are given to do in the Kingdom of God has great impact on the pushing of the Kingdom Agenda and great benefits for your life

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: DON'T DESPISE ANY ROLE OF SERVICE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD. Acts 6:8 King James Version (KJV) 8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people. Beloved, this scripture is one that I really appreciate and ...read more

  • "Stephen: A Heart Of Commitment" Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Dec 22, 2015
     | 5,748 views

    One of the things that are clear as you look at the gospels is that popularity can be costly. Most of us if we would admit it, certainly desire to have it. But we sometimes don’t realize what it can cost us.

    HEARTBEATS “Stephen: A heart of Commitment” Acts 6:8-15 and 8:54-60 One of the things that are clear as you look at the gospels is that popularity can be costly. Most of us if we would admit it, certainly desire to have it. But we sometimes don’t realize what it can cost ...read more

  • Standing Under Pressure

    Contributed by Timothy Brown on Feb 28, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 10,310 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to teach believers that we can continue to stand under any kind of pressure as long as we stand in the grace and power of God.

    Text: Acts 6:8-15 Title: Standing Under Pressure Introduction: Some people don’t know how to handle pressure! They don’t’ know how to stand under pressure. “There are an infinity of angles at which one falls, only one at which one stands.” (G.K. Chesterton) A person can stand under pressure. ...read more

  • Acts 6-7 - Stephen, The Greatness Of A Godly Man Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 2, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,989 views

    Stephen is the embodiment of godliness. Let us be humble enough to serve. Put the needs of others before self. Stay faithful to God no matter what.

    There was a need in the church. With the growing number and increasing needs, one aspect of the ministry was neglected. • In the daily distribution of food, some widows were being overlooked. • They needed some people to oversee the “daily distribution of food” (6:1) ...read more

  • Serving Takes Commitment Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jun 6, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,927 views

    First, we see the calling of the first deacons and second, we see the capture of one of the first deacons, a man named Stephen and his testimony to us to stand strong! (Acts 6:1-15)

    Serving takes Commitment Acts 6:1-15 Introduction - This chapter contains two different thoughts which are tough to separate - It is because one lends to the other that we will tackle both of them today - First, we see the calling (recorded by Luke) of the first disciples -- These ...read more

  • Both Faith And Reason Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 21, 2012
     | 1,975 views

    Both our faith and our reason must inform our study and preaching of Scripture.

    Monday of the 3rd Week of Easter Verbum Domini The breaking in of the Word of God into the closed-in Jewish culture of the first century was heavily resisted by the Jews. In fact, by one estimate, only a small minority of Palestinian Jews turned to Jesus as the Messiah and became members of ...read more

  • A Model Man: Stephen Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 23, 2013
     | 4,579 views

    A detailed description of Stephen and the model he was for us to follow.

    Last time we looked at the election of seven men to serve as deacons of the first church. One of those seven was Stephen. We finish chapter 6 tonight with a detailed description of Stephen and the model he was for us to follow. For the next three studies, including tonight, we are going to look ...read more

  • Witness Equals Martyr

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 23, 2022
     | 114 views

    When he opened his mouth, it was a powerful word that came forth. At the end of his speech, they had two choices.

    Monday of 3rd week of Easter I’d like to think that preaching has come a ways since the days of Stephen. If you read the rest of this chapter of Acts, you get the impression that Stephen had some kind of martyr complex. Remember that the word martyr in Greek means witness. He was so on-fire with ...read more

  • Breaking Out Of Religious Identity Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 22, 2012
     | 3,443 views

    Without realizing it, we can try to contain the eternal God of the universe within the boundaries of our comfort and control.

    Breaking Out of Religious Identity Series: BREAKOUT – God on the Move through the Book of Acts Brad Bailey – April 22, 2012 Intro Today we are going to engage a problem that can quietly be at work in every life: the unconscious tendency to become attached to forms of religious ...read more

  • Stephen First Martyr For The Faith

    Contributed by Dale Miller on Sep 28, 2012
     | 2,735 views

    THIS SERMON DEALS WITH THE MESSAGE PREACHED BY STEPHEN.

    HFL AUGUST 16, 2009 ACTS 6;8-15 Now Stephen, a man full of God's grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called)—Jews of Cyrene and Alexandria as well as the provinces of ...read more

  • Stephen, Love And Truth

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 21, 2013
     | 1,532 views

    St Stephen's sermon was very aggressive, and would not really be expected to work, but his core truth is real.

    St. Stephen December 26 2013 Lumen Fidei I grew up in the fifties and sixties, and being a Catholic was “okay” with the culture back then. So this quote from Jesus about being hated by all seemed to be referring to anti-Catholic bigotry from the early 1900s. After all, ...read more

  • Two Lessons We Must Learn Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jul 30, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,756 views

    Some in the Church were complaining. The text makes it appear that their complaining was like the “buzzing of bees.” The topic was the welfare of the widows in the congregation. In that day the only help that widows received came from the Church.

    Two Lessons We Must Learn Acts 6:1-15, 7:54-60 Introduction Our study of the book of Acts makes it clear that the Church has displayed its ability to handle the opposition of an unfriendly world. For example, last week we read that ...read more