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  • Stephen: Giving His Life And Death For Christ Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 1, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,419 views

    Stephens character was shown by Dr Luke in Acts 6. In Acts 7 we see that character lived out as he lives for Christ and because of his witness becomes the first to die for Christ.

    Intro: Last week we learned about the character of a Godly man. We learned about Stephen. Stephen was the first martyr for Christ and what an example to follow! Stephen was not only the first martyr for Christ, but many Scholars and preachers also credit him with being the first Christian ...read more

  • Stephen

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 26, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 4,060 views

    Stephen had rights - he could have walked away from the confrontation with the Jews - but as a Christian he had responsibilities. The challenge is how to balance these

    Acts 7:51-60: Stephen Story: 26 Christians were executed at Nizhizaka Hill in Nagasaki, Japan on 15 February 1597. Amongst them was a young seventeen year old boy, Thomas Kosaki, who was to die for his Christian witness along with his father. He wrote a letter to his mother the evening ...read more

  • Let's Get Stoned With Stephen

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,459 views

    Stephen is a model saint for us to follow and look up to on this Saints Triumphant Sunday.

    November 14, 2004 Acts 7:52-60 Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— you who have received the law that was put into effect through angels but have not ...read more

  • Embarrased Believer Or Person Of Impact

    Contributed by Andy Almendarez on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,310 views

    All followers of Jesus can be high impact people because of the purpose and power of God in their lives.

    Embarrassed Believer or Person of Impact? Scripture Reading: Acts 6:1-15 Text: Acts 6:2-10; 7:54, 57-59 Sermon Idea: Are you an embarrassed believer or person of impact? All followers of Jesus can be high impact people because of the purpose and power of God in their lives. We can and ...read more

  • The Spirituality Of Stephen

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 1, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,581 views

    There were certain traits in the life of Stephen that revealed his spirituality. These traits should be a part of the makeup of every child of God.

    The Spirituality Of Stephen Text: Acts 7: 55-60 Intro: In my opinion, Stephen is one of the finest examples of spirituality in the entire Bible. He was one of the first deacons of the early Church in Jerusalem. The Bible describes Stephen as one who was full of the Holy Spirit, faith, ...read more

  • Stephen's Message, Pt 3 - Conclusion

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on May 22, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,875 views

    The Conclusion of Stephen’s Message was a beginning for him.

    Stephen’s Message, Pt. 3 – Conclusion Acts 7:38 – 7:60 Jeff Hughes – May 18, 2003 Calvary Chapel Aggieland I. Introduction a. Stephen is a man that we have become well acquainted with in the past three weeks. He was a man of faith and wisdom that had become a vessel used by God to pour out ...read more

  • Prayer Under Pressure Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on May 11, 2003
    based on 52 ratings
     | 2,718 views

    3rd in the series "Patterns for Prayer." The way Stephen faced death for his testimony is an inspiration and a pattern for us when we face persecution.

    In midwinter of A.D. 320 Emperor Licinius sent out an edict that to show their allegience all soldiers were to offer sacrifice to the pagan gods. Forty members of the famed Twelfth Legion of Rome’s imperial army serving in Sevaste, in present-day Turkey refused the emporer’s order. Their captain ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Joe Bedy on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 3,074 views

    A keyword sermon describing the Holy Spirit as the Paraclete.

    Every Monday our evangelism team goes out to call on people who have visited the church or to parents of the children who attend our school. Last Monday we finished our scheduled call with Darryl and Sharon who are very strong believers in the Lord. Before we left their home we circled for a ...read more

  • Who Threw That Rock?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jan 23, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,391 views

    Seems there are a lot of critical rock throwers out there, if we can’t stop the rock throwing, we must learn to overcome the hurts.

    WHO THREW THAT ROCK? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com Acts 7: 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 steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus ...read more

  • Profile Of A Great Christian

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 23, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,411 views

    Truly one of the great figures in the long line of Christian heroes is Stephen. His fearless proclamation of the Gospel, well-knowing the possible consequence of doing so, should inspire us to uncompromisingly proclaim God’s message without regard as to

    PROFILE OF A GREAT CHRISTIAN “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did wonders and miracles among the people.” Acts 6:8 I. STEPHEN WAS A MAN OF HIGH MORAL CHARACTER: "But select from among you, brethren, seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and of ...read more

  • Stopping Your Ears

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 5, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,402 views

    There are several interesting similarities between the mob that Stephen preached to and those who will deny the same message today.

    STOPPING YOUR EARS Acts 7:51-60 (vs. 57) INTRO. These are the final moments in the life of one of the first Christian martyrs. The men Stephen was speaking to were the great and mighty men of their day and nation. They knew the Scriptures and should have been among the first to ...read more

  • Stephen: The Princely Prayer Series

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on Aug 27, 2002
    based on 67 ratings
     | 4,078 views

    "Lord, lay no charge"

    STEPHEN THE PRINCELY PRAYER “Lord, lay no charge.” Date: August 18, 2002 P.M Service Place: Allendale Baptist Church Text: Acts 7:55-60 Introduction Over these past few months I have taken scriptures and prayers in the Bible and used them as sermon topics. I have called them prayers that ...read more

  • The Secret Of Success Series

    Contributed by David Lansdown on Jul 16, 2002
    based on 109 ratings
     | 10,560 views

    The story of Stephen. In God’s eyes, Stephen was so successful, that verse 56 tell us that Jesus Himself stood to show Stephen that He was a witness on his behalf.

    THE SECRET OF SUCCESS Acts 6:8-15 & 7:54-60 INTRODUCTION Do you believe that we as a society put a lot of emphasis on success? (ALLOW RESPONSES) What are the indications of our obsession with success? (ALLOW RESPONSES) Would you like to know the secret of success? Hands up who would ...read more

  • The Church...built On A Rock

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Apr 30, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 5,361 views

    In a world where "sticks and stones" can hurt and tear people down, we are called to be "living stones," builting up one another with Chtist’s own love.

    The Church…Built on a Rock “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” This refrain has been used by many a generation of children to ward off the attacks of teasing peers. The image of children throwing rocks at one another has taken on new meaning of late, as our ...read more

  • Prepare For Persecution

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,425 views

    Have you ever noticed how much the Bible teaches about suffering for the cause of Christ? Are you ready to walk with Jesus through the valley of suffering in order to receive a crown of life? Let’s get ready.

    Preparing for Persecution A couple of years ago we had a bad wind storm and afterward, as Jenny and I walked around our block we saw where a huge tree had fallen on top of a neighbor’s van. The van looked like a new one, but it was totaled by the tree. There were lots of other big trees in the ...read more