Monthly Archives: September 2014

From Bad to Worse

Yesterday morning we looked at Acts 7:54-8:3. There we saw how things went from bad to worse both for Stephen and for the church. However, we saw that, through it all, God was working good from evil and Jesus was … Continue reading

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No Room For Jesus

Yesterday morning we looked at Acts 7:1-53. There we saw Stephen’s “defense” before the Sanhedrin. He had two main points; they rejected Jesus because there was no room for him in their religious system and they rejected Jesus in the … Continue reading

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Escalating Persecution

Yesterday morning we looked at Acts 6:8-15. There we saw an escalation in persecution against the early church. The persecution was greater in degree; leading to the death of Stephen whereas before there had only been threats and a beating. … Continue reading

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Growing Pains

Yesterday morning we looked at Acts 6:1-7. There we saw how the apostles addressed a problem that arose in the church. The principle that we saw is that healthy churches experience growing pains. Last night we looked at Colossians 1:9-14. … Continue reading

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Increased Challenges and Opportunities

Yesterday morning we looked at Acts 5:12-42. There we saw five things that increased for the Apostles: their success (or usefulness in God’s Kingdom), persecution, God’s help, their faithfulness, and their joy. Last night we began studying the book of … Continue reading

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