Now we will continue to observe and discover the key principles that are applicable today.
Acts 6:8-15: Stephen was “full of grace and _______”, doing great wonders and signs among the people, not human wisdom.
Acts 7:1-53: Stephen used the Word of God to confront a “stiff-necked people” who “always resist the Holy Spirit”.
Acts 7:54-60: Stephen is “full of the Holy Spirit” as he faces death and sees the “glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God”. This is the reward of walking in the Spirit and being led by Him!
Acts 8:1-8: The stoning of Stephen fostered persecution and the church was further scattered. But those scattered ________ the word. Philip went out proclaiming Christ, working signs and wonders, so that “there was much joy in that city”.
You will notice that I am not providing the application to these “key principles”. That is where you must ask the Holy Spirit to assist you in making the application to yourself and the church in your culture. How exciting to know that He wants to help us cross the bridge from THEN to NOW!