Stephen’s Defense

November 11, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Acts 7:1-53 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Nov. 11, 2018 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 7

Stephen’s Defense

Intro

A. STEPHEN’S UNDERSTANDING OF THE TEMPLE.

1. Mt. 24:1-2

2. Jn. 2:19

B. THE JEWISH UNDERSTANDING OF THE TEMPLE.

1. They gloried in the temple.

2. External religion.

C. STEPHEN’S TEMPLE EMPHASIS IN HIS SERMON.

Key point: God’s presence is found worldwide, so the temple was always meant to be a temporary

dwelling of God.

1) Abraham – Acts 7:1-8

2) Joseph - Acts 7:9-16

3) Moses - Acts 7:17-45

4) David - Acts 7:46-50

Conclusion

1. Christ is the new covenant temple.

2. The church is the new covenant temple in Christ.