Stephen’s sermon–part 1

RE Verse reading–Acts6:8-15, 7:1-60 (day four)  “Brothers and fathers, listen to me!  The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia. . .”  His first assignment was food service–managing a Senior Adult lunch program.  His second assignment was to preach a sermon–speak truth to a hostile audience.  Faithful people never get to retire, we just move to God’s next assignment.  His sermon was excellent! ( My opinion–not the Sanhedrin’s)  Courageous.  Insightful.  Eastern in thought, so sometimes hard for us westerners to follow.  Please notice Stephen’s emphasis on God’s call to individuals.  Rather than focus on the nation, his retelling of Jewish history points to the importance of individual response to God.  Abraham. . .Joseph. . .Moses. . .David.  It is a reminder we all need.  What happens in a nation (or a church or a family) can usually be traced back to a receptive, obedient individual.  Great sermon, Stephen!  One person with God can make a huge difference!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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