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  • Stephen

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 26, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,379 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

  • Stephen Series

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Aug 5, 2019
     | 1,575 views

    Lessons from Stephen

    Acts 6b - 3/12/17 Turn with me this morning to Acts 6.  We saw last week God’s example for us in dealing with conflict within the church.  This is how the role of deacon became established, but it was not about a title, but about a testimony.  The disciples set a beautiful example ...read more

  • Stephen Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Mar 11, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,588 views

    If you take away anything from Stephen’s message today, it should be this: Jesus is all you need. Say it with me: “Jesus is all I need.” Say it again: “Jesus is all I need!”

    If you saw Stephen on the streets of Jerusalem or in the market, he probably wouldn’t seem very different from you or me. A good man … a good neighbor … a good friend … a hard worker … always ready to help. Maybe a good husband … we don’t know if he was married or not. Lately he had been ...read more

  • Stephen’s Death

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 26, 2017
     | 5,046 views

    They cut Stephen’s speech short; they had heard more than enough when Stephen accused them of murdering Jesus. They were filled with uncontrollable rage and gnashed their teeth at him.

    February 3, 2014 By: Tom Lowe Lesson II.E.3: Stephen’s Death (7.54-60) Acts 7.54-60 (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, ...read more

  • Stephen’s Witness To The Jews, And Ours

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 26, 2009
     | 2,105 views

    We need to consider the early Church’s message to their elder brothers, the Jews, and our attitude of love for them today.

    December 26, 2009 St. Stephen, protomartyr Once the Church of the first decade accepted the reality that the scandalous execution of the Messiah, Jesus, was really the beginning of the transformation of man into the obedient child of God, a new scandal occupied their attention. And so, with ...read more

  • The Spirituality Of Stephen

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 1, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 8,327 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

  • The Stoning Of Stephen Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 10, 2004
    based on 89 ratings
     | 28,719 views

    Acts Series: 28th Sermon-- Stephen’s ministry was a like a meteor flying thru the night sky…very brief, but brilliant and bright, powerful and spectacular!

    The Stoning of Stephen Acts 6:5-15 Today, we look at the first deacon and his story—Stephen. Stephen’s ministry was a like a meteor flying thru the night sky…very brief, but brilliant and bright, powerful and spectacular! We don’t know much about him and his background, but his name tells ...read more

  • Stephen's Sermon Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 135 ratings
     | 20,672 views

    This sermon encourages us to let go of human tradtions and seek God only--just as Stephen said to the religious leaders.

    Stephen’s Sermon Acts 7 April 21, 2001 Intro: A. [Seeing Yourself in a Sermon, Citation: From a cartoon by Lee Johnson, The Best Cartoons from Leadership Journal, Volume 1 (Broadman & Holman, 1999)] Following the Sunday morning service, the pastor stood at the back of the church, shaking ...read more

  • The Speech Of Stephen

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 10, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,581 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

  • Even Stephen Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jul 23, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,527 views

    Is it Jesus and something else, or is it Jesus alone? Stephen realizes that we do not need the Temple Sacrifice and Jesus, we need Jesus alone.

    Stephen is a distinguished member of the community, a man who lives like righteous Jewish men have lived over millennium: Stephen knows his Scripture, Stephen worships God alone, and Stephen attends Synagogue and Stephen obeys the law of Moses. Stephen is just like many righteous Jewish men who ...read more

  • Deacon Stephen Series

    Contributed by Rev. Andrew B Natarajan on Oct 12, 2020
     | 273 views

    The Freedmen on those days had secretly plotted against Stephen. They induced men and stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes. They came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council. They also set up false witnesses against Stephen. Truth triumphs.

    Acts 6:8-15 Deacon Stephen 6:08-10 Spirit Filled Stephen 6:11-14 Seized Stephen 6:15 Shining Stephen Acts 6:08-10 Spirit Filled Stephen Now, St. Luke turns to project an individual, named Stephen, who has improved in his Spiritual ...read more

  • Martyr Stephen Series

    Contributed by Rev. Andrew B Natarajan on Nov 10, 2020
     | 286 views

    Stephen had tried to convince Sanhedrin about their graceless character and arrogant behavior. He cites examples from history as well as their ancestors' conduct towards prophets and godly but died as Martyr.

    Acts 7:51-60 Revelation through Death of Deacon Stephen 7:51-53 Confrontational Preaching of Stephen 7:54, 57-58 Conditions of the Ungodly 7:55-56, 59-60 Confident of Stephen Acts 7: 51-53 Confrontational Preaching Stephen had tried to convince them about ...read more

  • Availability Of Stephen

    Contributed by Anitha Jabastion on Jun 6, 2020
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,237 views

    Are you available to God in Spirit, wisdom, faith and power? Let us get into the dimension of the anointing that Stephen had.

  • Saint Stephen

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 16,411 views

    What is God saying to our church through the first Christian Martyr, Stephen?

  • The Stoning Of Stephen Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 6,502 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.