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  • Beaten But Still Forgiving

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,662 views

    Stephen’s example of forgiveness amidst persecution

    Stephen’s Example of Forgiveness – Acts 7:34-60 Illustration:Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, once said that if he could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 percent of them could walk out the next day! Today in the Word, March 1989, p. ...read more

  • Standing Firm In An Unsettled Day

    Contributed by Larry Jones on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 84 ratings
     | 4,027 views

    The world needs us to be stronger than ever.

    Acts 6:7-10, 7:46-60 Standing Firm In An Unsettled Day Here we see a man of God set up in His work serving God. He stood and preached, witnessed, was a defender of the faith, even to the point of death Some would say, "what a pastor", "he was a great evangelist", "If he lived today he ...read more

  • He Stood Up For Me

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jan 27, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 18,620 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

  • "Be Faithful Even To The Point Of Death"

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Apr 11, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,754 views

    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.

    “BE FAITHFUL EVEN TO THE POINT OF DEATH” (Outline) April 25, 2010 - Easter 4 - ACTS 7:51-60 INTRO: Faithfulness and commitment are rare words in our society today. Too many break their com-mitments because of unfaithfulness. Divorce is rampant. Living together without marriage is ...read more

  • The Cost Of Love Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 2, 2011
     | 6,251 views

    Love is free to those who receive it, but it can cost the giver a great deal.

    Acts 7:55-60 “The Cost of Love” INTRODUCTION There’s an old saying, “One person’s trash is another’s treasure.” How true this is. This fact of life is what fuels garage sales, thrift stores, and institutions like Goodwill and St Vincent de Paul. ...read more

  • Sins Against The Holy Spirit: Resisting Series

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on May 22, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,086 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

  • Why God Used Stephen In Such Powerful Ways

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 23, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 3,262 views

    The Lord multiplies those who are willing to follow Christ in all aspects of life even if it means personal sacrifice. Stephen spoke out against the idolatry of the people who trusted more in the gods of their own making than Jehovah. (Acts 7:40) It might

    Why God Used Stephen’s Willingness to Die for What He Believed (Acts 7) Illustration:Ministry that costs nothing, accomplishes nothing. John Henry Jowett. 1. Jesus said, “If anyone will come after me let him deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) The Lord ...read more

  • How To Use The Wisdom Of God To Overcome The World's Wisdom

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,851 views

    Today it becomes increasingly tempting to rely on the world’s financial, scientific or educational wisdom. New insights are gained everyday. Knowledge doubles every five years according to Alvin Tofler in his landmark best seller Future Shock. Yet, throug

    1. Today it becomes increasingly tempting to rely on the world’s financial, scientific or educational wisdom. New insights are gained everyday. Knowledge doubles every five years according to Alvin Tofler in his landmark best seller Future Shock. Yet, throughout all dimensions of life we come to ...read more

  • Where Does God Live? Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on May 3, 2015
     | 6,562 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

  • Benefits Of Living For Jesus

    Contributed by Jerry Owen on Feb 11, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,254 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

  • Saul Meets Stephen Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 22, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,651 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

  • Where To Look When It Hurts The Most?

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Jun 21, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,931 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

  • What Do I Stand For?

    Contributed by Michael J Mcinally Jr. on Aug 21, 2015
     | 8,988 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

  • Stephen The First Martyr

    Contributed by Greg Thompson on Jul 14, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,652 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

  • Full Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 29, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,922 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