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  • God's Story Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Stephen’s martyrdom as a Thanksgiving sermon

    God’s Story: Experiencing Biblical Community Acts 6:8-7:60 Intro: A 4 year old boy was asked to return thanks before Thanksgiving dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking the Lord for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked more

  • Stephen--Full Life, Good Death

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 78 ratings

    Stephen is an example of living and dying (1) without fear, (2) without bitterness, (3) focused on Christ, (4)immersed in scripture.

    They say that two things are inevitable: death and taxes. The task of an accountant is to minimize the taxes people pay. I read somewhere that the task of a pastor is to prepare people for a good death. Of course, this statement might be overly simplistic theologically. It might be more

  • The Cost Of Saying Jesus Is Lord

    Contributed by William Yates on Aug 5, 2002
    based on 64 ratings

    Saying "Jesus is Lord" has lost its potency with many American believers, but Paul’s audience in his epistle to the Romans certainly understood the cost of this statement!

    Romans 10 9That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. James 2 19You believe that God is one; you do well. So do the demons believe and shudder [in terror and horror such as [1] make a man’s hair stand more

  • Can You Imagine?

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon for International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.

    (Show video clip for International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.) It wasn’t long after the church’s first Pentecost that the first follower of Christ was martyred for his faith. With furious opponents gathered around him, Stephen “looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God.” (Acts 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

    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, more

  • Will You Die For Christ?

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 34 ratings

    How much do you really love Jesus?

    Will You Die For Christ? Last week, we celebrated our liberty mostly by consuming large quantities of BBQ, beans and assorted other standard fare. A few of us may have reflected on our founding fathers and what the holiday was supposed to be about. Most just saw it as a day off from work and more

  • Famous Last Words

    Contributed by Mark Jones on Dec 14, 2002
    based on 87 ratings

    Begin with the end in mind...a look at Paul’s last words to Timothy just before His martyrdom.

    Famous Last Words II Timothy 1:8-12 Steven Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People teaches that one of these habits is to “Begin with the end in mind” Covey encourages his listeners and readers to write their own epitaph now, and to use it as a driver for everything more

  • The Preacher Who Lost His Head Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Nov 4, 2005
    based on 49 ratings

    An examination of the arrest and martyrdom of John the Baptist, showing that a man may kill the messenger, but not his message.

    The Preacher Who Lost His Head Aim: To show how John’s fearless condemnation of Herod and his wife resulted in his death, yet his message lived on. Text: Mark 6:14-29 Introduction: John the Baptist was, of course, the forerunner to Christ, “the voice of one crying in the wilderness, more

  • How To Get Yourself Killed Series

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Stephen’s martyrdom calls to minds questions about our own faithfulness and witness.

    In the magazine business, there is an inexorable law that says that you will sell more copies of an issue if you convince people that they can do more things or do multiple things more effectively. That’s why you always see lots of cover lines like: “100 Ways to Make Your Green Thumb Glow” or “50 more

  • Life And Death Principles Series

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

    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. more

  • The First Six Seals

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    The seals show the suffering of the world which believers must endure, even if it means martyrdom, but they are precursors to hope.

    Like other prophecy, Revelation has a layered quality. Some say it is about the Roman Empire beginning with 70 AD. Some say it is about all time since Christ. Others say it is about the last days. I say, yes it is. One interpretation does not necessarily negate another. Rather, like much more

  • Kamikaze Series

    Contributed by Chris Mccarthy on Aug 17, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus was a man on a suicide mission like no other. This sermon studies how it was (and still is) the last who understand it first.

    Kamikaze Luke 18:31-19:10 Romans 5:7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. • Who would you die for? Would you die for your family? When Charlene Sanders drove home from a routine day of work April 28, the last more

  • Not Without Three Witnesses Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on May 26, 2008

    Exposition of Acts 14:8-20 about the three witnesses left by God in Lystra as Paul ministered there

    Text: Acts 14:8-20, Title: Not Without Three Witnesses, Date/Place: NRBC, 5/25/08, AM A. Opening illustration: talk about 1 John 5:7 B. Background to passage: The story is getting a little repetitious. Paul comes to a city, preaches Christ in that city’s synagogue, the Jews get angry, the more

  • A Garland Of Righteousness

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Oct 12, 2013
    based on 7 ratings

    I have finished the course, declares Paul to Timothy. You run your course as I have run mine. This applies not only to Timothy, but to every one of us.

    A GARLAND OF RIGHTEOUSNESS 2 Timothy 4:6-8; 2 Timothy 4:16-18 Against a background of false teachers, and hypocritical hearers who will not endure sound teaching, Paul exhorted Timothy to urgently preach the word (2 Timothy 4:2). The young minister was to do this both when it seemed more

  • Stephen - What A Waste? Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 25, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    Although Stephen’s life seems to be wasted from an earthly perspective at least, his martyrdom has long term ramifications for the growth of the church. From this point on the gospel begins to spread.

    You’ll gather from the title of this sermon that one question that arises from this passage is, why did God let all this happen? Why allow someone as gifted as Stephen to be wasted like that? I guess it’s the sort of question that we often ask when something like this happens. We asked it 15 years more