Acts Archive

Rejoicing In The Works Of Our Hands

And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands (Acts 7:41). There are only two religions in this world: religion of works and religion of faith; religion by human effort and religion by grace: true religion and false religion. Of the two, Christianity puts itself forward as the only true …

Acts 7:Stephen’s Sermon And The Sovereignty of God

In Acts 7, the record is given us of Stephen’s sermon and his defence of wrong accussations brought against him. From Acts 6, a situation arose over the distribution of food to which the apostles charged that leaders be appointed over this particular “mercy ministry” so to speak of the first century church. The criteria was given as “seven men of good repute, full of …

Gracious in Suffering

And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” (Acts 7:60). To be gracious is to show mercy, kindness or forgiveness. It is also to treat people with respect and courtesy especially in the face of hostilities. The text speaks of Stephen’s last words when he was martyred for his faith. In the text …

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