On Sunday mornings at Royal Palm Church we are systematically studying the Book of Acts. It was my privilege to offer a message on the witness of Stephen, the first martyr of the church.
Stephen, a Jew of Greek heritage, is called as one of seven to lead the distribution ministry of the early church. He is also an outstanding preacher and apologist for the Gospel. Consequently, the Sanhedrin becomes angered by his preaching, and Stephen is unlawfully stoned, becoming the first martyr of the early church.
As always, let me know what you think or if you have questions. And may the Lord bless you as you are obedient to him through his Word. - Kirk McCormick
“Stephen, the Scriptures, Sacrifice”
For Israel… the truth was that she, and specifically her so-called spiritual authorities, has consistently rejected their God-appointed leaders in the past.
Stephen gives Examples (chapter 7):
· Joseph rejected by patriarchs…later to be saved by him later when