Stephen on Trial

November 4, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Acts 6:8-15 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Nov. 4, 2018 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 6:8-15

Stephen on Trial

Intro

A. STEPHEN’S CHARACTER (Acts 6:5, 8).

1. Full of faith and the Holy Spirit (Acts 6:5).

2. Full of grace and power (Acts 6:8).

B. STEPHEN’S CONFLICT (Acts 6:9-12).

1. The Synagogue of the Freedmen (Acts 6:9-10) -

2. Accusations of speaking against Moses and God (Acts 6:11-12).

a. “secretly induced men” -

b. The penalty for blasphemy was death by stoning, Lev. 24:16.

3. Stephen dragged away before the Council (Acts 6:12).

C. STEPHEN BEFORE THE COUNCIL (Acts 6:12-15).

1. False witnesses (Acts 6:13).

2. The “fake news” report of Stephen’s blasphemy (Acts 6:13-14).

a. Incessantly speaks against this holy place (Acts 6:13-14).

b. Incessantly speaks against the Law (Acts 6:13-14).

3. Stephen’s angelic face (Acts 6:15).

Conclusion