Sunday, February 11, 2024
Acts 7: Persecution
This is our fifth week of our series in Acts called “Unstoppable” based on Acts 5:42 which says, “Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good
news that Jesus is the Messiah.” Like a powerful waterfall, the book of Acts is the story of the unstoppable movement of Jesus. It is the story of the birth, life, and ministry of his Church that we are part of today as a people of God, filled with the Spirit of God, to fulfill the mission of God, by sharing Jesus with others. Proclaiming and living out the “good news” of Jesus will inevitably encounter opposition. Today, millions of Christ followers globally are enduring persecution, some even unto death (~5600 killed last year that we know of). God exhorts us to remember (especially in prayer) those persecuted/imprisoned as if we ourselves were in prison. This week we will examine the first Christian martyr Stephen in Acts 7.