SUNDAY SERVICES

09.00 & 18.30

Stephen's Gospel Witness & Persecution Leads to Expansion

Acts 6:8-8:1

Loots Lambrechts

18 April 2021

Series:

Acts

Service:

Sunday Morning

Stephen's Gospel Witness & Persecution Leads to ExpansionStephen's Gospel Witness & Persecution Leads to Expansion
00:00 / 01:04

The Father of Modern Missions…

You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria & to the ends of the earth!

What/who will drive the gospel out?

  1. The Scene (6:8-15)

  • Stage 1 – they argue with him!

  • Stage 2 – they tell lies about him!

  • Stage 3 – they oppose him!

  1. The Sermon (7:1-54)

Stephen responds to the accusation that he’d spoken against the Temple:

  • Abraham

  • Joseph

  • Moses

  • Solomon!

🡺 You have turned the living God into a cultural tribal deity!

Stephen responds to the accusation that he’d spoken against the Law of Moses:

  • Joseph

  • Moses

  • The prophets

🡺 You have betrayed and murdered the Righteous One!

  1. The Stoning (7:54-8:4)

  • They gnashed their teeth at him

  • But Jesus smiled upon him

  • Stephen is stoned like Jesus!

  • Persecution breaks out…

  • The gospel witness expands!

🡺What is your view of God?

🡺Are you prepared to loose your life for the expansion of the gospel?

CCST_Website2-32_edited.jpg
BW-CCST-Logo2.png