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  • Grace Is Greater Than Your Bitterness

    Contributed by Jim Caswell on Jan 23, 2018
     | 3,278 views

    Prayer is what makes forgiveness possible.

    Title: Grace Is Greater than Your Bitterness Place: BLCC Date: 1/28/18 Text: Hebrews 12.15; Acts 7.57-60 CT: Prayer is what makes forgiveness possible. [Screen 1] FAS: Craig Groeschel said, my biggest struggle with bitterness started when my family discovered the awful truth about someone we ...read more

  • Benefits Of Living For Jesus

    Contributed by Jerry Owen on Feb 11, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,227 views

    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.

    BENEFITS OF LIVING FOR JESUS Acts 7:55-60 There is a price to pay for following Jesus. Jesus told us that “If any man would be my disciple he must take up his cross and follow Me.” In those days the cross indicated a huge price to pay. Many times, though, we look at the price that ...read more

  • Rejecting Change Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Aug 4, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,317 views

    Change is hard for people and we need to think about how we deal with rejection.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Today we continue with our Great Complaints series by looking at a complaint on steroids! • There are many things in life that we can complain about, but one of the more difficult things we deal with is change. • It is amazing what we will do sometimes to avoid dealing ...read more

  • Pulling Down Strongholds

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jun 21, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,591 views

    This is our introductory message on pulling down strongholds and we will be talking about a strategy that will make us more effective in that area. People who have bondages and especially when dealing with people who can't/won't endure sound doctrine.

    Pulling Down Strongholds This is our introductory message on pulling down strongholds and we will be talking about a strategy that will make us more effective in that area. Especially when dealing with people who can't/won't endure sound doctrine. In general I think about negative ...read more

  • Full Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 29, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,916 views

    When a man is full of the Holy Spirit he honours the true nature of God and lives as such. Like Stephen emulated Christ by asking for forgiveness for his killers from God at the point of death. He was able to because He was full of the Holy Ghost

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: FULL OF THE HOLY GHOST Acts 7:54-60 King James Version (KJV) 54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, ...read more

  • When Jesus Stands Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jul 11, 2020
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,241 views

    This is the 16th sermon in the Action Series. This series began during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Series: Action [#16] WHEN JESUS STANDS Acts 7:54-60 Introduction: Last week we listened to Stephen’s sermon. Stephen went through the spiritual history of Israel and condemned those who disobeyed God and those who destroyed those who proclaimed God’s Word. Once his sermon was completed, we see ...read more

  • Where To Look When It Hurts The Most?

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Jun 21, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,923 views

    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.

    I. Look with Focus into Heaven.( Stephen looked steadfastly to heaven). II . Look at an Opened Heaven. (He saw the heaven opened) III.. Look at the Glory or Presence of God.(He saw the Glory of God) IV. Look at Jesus Standing at Attention. (He saw Jesus Standing on the right side of ...read more

  • Stephen: A Study Of Martyrdom Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 23, 2013
     | 4,172 views

    A vivid picture of martyrdom which should encourage the believer to stand fast when facing persecution.

    Finally, we come to scene 3 in our study of Stephen. Last time we heard a powerful, spirit-filled message from Stephen. He reviewed several of the OT stories and used the examples of Abraham, Joseph, and Moses to lead up to the point of accusing the members of the Sanhedrin of making the same ...read more

  • Where Does God Live? Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on May 3, 2015
     | 6,542 views

    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.

    Where Does God Live? Series: Acts Chuck Sligh May 3, 2015 TEXT: Turn to Acts 7 INTRODUCTION Have you ever heard a church referred to as “God’s house?” I’ve often used this term myself, speaking of the importance of being faithful to “God’s ...read more

  • Saul Meets Stephen Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 22, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,634 views

    This is the beginning of sermon series based on the travels of Paul, and there is no place to begin like the beginning.

    It would appear that he had everything going for him. He was one of the leaders of the early church. He was a person of influence and integrity and he had the respect and honour of his colleagues and peers. Think about it, how would you like to be described as “a person full of faith and the ...read more

  • Lord Jesus, Receive My Spirit

    Contributed by William Baeta on Nov 11, 2013
     | 3,498 views

    “And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit’” Acts 7:59.

    Lord Jesus, receive my spirit Text: Is. 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Acts 7:54-60 Today is Saint Stephens’s Day when we remember the first martyr of the Christian Church. His death in the service of Christ, taking place a day after Christmas, reminds us of the cost involved in discipleship. We ...read more

  • Sins Against The Holy Spirit: Resisting Series

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on May 22, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,078 views

    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.

    The Cross cancels Sin Sunday, March 1, 2009 Sins against the Holy Spirit: Resisting Acts 7: 51 – 60 As we move through this Lenten Season, I believe we should drop the pretense of Journeying with Jesus Christ to the Cross and thank God that the Cross cancels Sin. A ...read more

  • He Stood Up For Me

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jan 27, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 18,598 views

    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.”

    TITLE: HE STOOD UP FOR ME SCRIPTURE: ACTS 7:54-60 Can I talk to you this morning from the subject – He Stood Up For Me. Stephen was the President of the Jerusalem Board of Deacons. He was a leader in the church. He seems to have been an eloquent and fiery proclaimer and defender of the ...read more

  • The Death Of A Deacon Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jun 10, 2013
     | 7,396 views

    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!

    The Death of a Deacon Acts 7:1-60 Introduction - Open your bible to Acts 7 … put a finger or something at Genesis 12 also Recap: - Stephen (the first deacon) has been seized by the Sanhedrin - He is brought before them to answer the charges of blasphemy (no proof ...read more

  • Stephen The First Martyr

    Contributed by Greg Thompson on Jul 14, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,629 views

    the story of what it means to be strong

    The First martyr Acts 7:54-60 What a privilege it is to dedicate a child to the Lord. We need more adults dedicated to the Lord. I want us to focus on the meaning of Riker Stephen this morning I have already told you Ricker means strong power and Stephen means to be crowned so we could say ...read more