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  • Stephen The Perfect Example Of Martyrdom

    Contributed by Lay Man on May 29, 2015
     | 2,061 views

    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 ..

    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 they started to stone him. Stones were ...read more

  • Saul Meets Stephen Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 22, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,250 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

  • He Stood Up For Me

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jan 27, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 15,437 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 Face Of An Angel

    Contributed by Charles R. Peck on Dec 9, 2013
     | 2,378 views

    Stephen's death a challenge to all who love the Lord.

    The Face of an Angel Acts 6:12/15 Stephen, the first deacon and Christian martyr the first gospel preacher. He was also one of the first to work miracles under the new dispensation. His life gave the sacred writer cause to give a detailed account of his character, education, background and ...read more

  • The Church & Persecution

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Jul 9, 2020
     | 881 views

    A Bible study on Acts 8:1-4 following the martyrdom of Stephen.

  • The Stoning Of Stephen Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 6,604 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

  • Life And Death Principles Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,875 views

    Exposition of Acts 7:54-8:4 regarding the martyrdom of Stephen and its application toward suffering believers

    Text: Acts 7:54-8:4, Title: Life and Death Principles, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/21/07, AM A. Opening illustration: the story of Andrew Rivet from Piper’s sermon B. Background to passage: Stephen has just concluded his defense of himself with a blazing rebuke of the established religious authority. ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 10- Dying To Please Jesus; The Martyrdom Of Stephen Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 9,627 views

    Let’s see how it begins: •Verse 8 Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the people. •Stephen is obviously a multi-talented individual. He not only takes care of the widows, but he’s out there on

    “Dying to Please Jesus” The Martyrdom of Stephen Acts 6:8-7:59 One of great movies of recent years is Amadeus, a mostly fictional account of the life of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. •The story is told from the perspective of Antonio Salieri, a fellow composer. •As a young boy, ...read more

  • Stephen --A Man Who Wore Many Hats(Deacon, Evangelist, Convict,crown) Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Sep 8, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,924 views

    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.

    Stephen --A Man Who Wore Many Hats(Deacon, Evangelist, Convict,Crown) Acts 6:8-7:60 INTRODUCTION: 1.) Last week we were introduced to a number of men who served in the distribution of food in the church. 2.) One of these Greek men was Stephen. 3.) This morning, I want to look ...read more

  • Good News – Bad News For The Church Of Jesus Christ Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Sep 8, 2014
     | 2,492 views

    Stephen's death and the following persecution was a bad news/Good News Scenario. On the one hand it was a very negative thing for the church. Yet God used this evil to motivate the church with the Great Commission they had previously ignored.

    GOOD NEWS – BAD NEWS FOR THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Acts 8:1-4 Dorn Ridge Church Of Christ, September 07, 2014 INTRODUCTION: 1.) The story has been told of a man waking up in the hospital after a car accident. A.) As the man gains consciousness, his doctor says to him, I ...read more

  • A Steadfast Church: Part Two: Stephen's Execution

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Sep 14, 2015
     | 1,711 views

    CONTINUING WITH THE THOUGHT OF THE STEADFAST CHURCH

    A STEADFAST CHURCH: STEPHEN'S EXECUTION ACTS 7:54 – ACTS 8:4 POINT ONE: STEPHEN’S EXECUTION: PSALM 116:15: THE DEATH OF ONE THAT BELONGS TO THE LORD IS PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT. STEPHEN REALIZED THAT HE WAS SOON TO DIE, BUT HE HAD A CALMNESS AND PEACE AROUND HIM THAT ONLY GOD ...read more

  • Where Does God Live? Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on May 3, 2015
     | 5,400 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.

  • Christian Character Of Stephen The Martyr

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 10, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,143 views

    The would-be servant of God, whether waiting at table, ushering at the door, distributing to the poor, or preaching the gospel, must be of a blameless character and reputation.

    THE CHRISTIAN CHARACTER OF STEPHEN THE MARTYR. Acts 6:1-15. It is interesting to commemorate one particular saint who gave his name to a Street, a Road, a Church, and a bench (!) in Norwich, and I dare say in other cities too. Stephen is rightly acknowledged as the first Christian martyr, a ...read more

  • A Beatific Vision, And The Death Of A Martyr

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Apr 18, 2017
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,269 views

    Stephen's message and martyrdom. The church's witness.

    A BEATIFIC VISION, AND A MARTYR’S DEATH. Acts 7:55-60. This chapter contains Stephen’s retelling of Israel’s history, highlighting their resistance against God, and their unfair treatment of His messengers. It began with the members of the council looking steadfastly at him, and seeing his face ...read more

  • The Speech Of Stephen

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 10, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,700 views

    Wherever God meets His people is a holy place, not just in the Temple or in a Church building.

    STEPHEN’S SPEECH. Acts 7. Standing before the Sanhedrin, the Jewish council in the Temple of Jerusalem, false witnesses alleged that the Christian deacon Stephen had claimed that ‘Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and change the customs which Moses delivered us’ (Acts 6:14). ...read more