August 30, 2020

Today’s Reading: Acts 7:1-53

“You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit; as your forefathers did, so do you.”  

Acts 7:51

Come to our Sunday Outdoor Worship Service OR Listen to Rev. Solomona’s sermon from today’s 10AM Sunday Worship Livestream on our Facebook Page, Reflect on the Text Notes and Life Notes below.

NOTE: We will not have Monday Life Group meetings for the month of August. We will relaunch in September. Stay tuned for details!

Sermon Main Idea: The Church proclaims the encouragement and the warning of the Gospel.

Text Notes:

  • The charge against Stephen (6:11-14)
    • Preaching Christ over customs
  • Stephen’s response (7:1-53):
    • The Encouragement: God’s grace (v.1-36)
      • God moved Abraham who halfway followed God
      • God saved Joseph’s brothers who betrayed Joseph
      • God freed Israel who rejected Moses
    • The Warning: Israel’s rebellion (v.37-51)
      • Israel rejected God’s grace and Word
      • Israel rejoiced in the work of their hands
      • Israel resisted the Holy Spirit

Life Notes: God is good, so stop it!

Prayer: Almighty God, You are my Savior and Lord. Thank You for the truth of Your Gospel, which encourages and warns. Thank You for reminding me of the power of Your Word. I pray that you help me to declare the fullness of Your Good Works, and the whole truth of Your Saving work through Jesus. Please grant me the courage to proclaim it to others. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN.

Thru the Bible in a year (credit: Acts 19:1-20; Judges 10:1-11:33; Job 39