2018年 ~ 「激勵年」 ~ 靠主聯絡相助、力踐整全使命 ~

Date︰May 13, 2018
Venue︰Tsim Sha Tsui Baptist Church
Title︰Stephen: Spiritual Power, Beautiful Life & Deacth
Passage︰Acts 7:1-3 & 7:51-60

  1. Then the high priest asked Stephen, “Are these charges true?”
  2. To this he replied: “Brothers and fathers, listen to me! The God of gloryappeared to our father Abraham while he was still in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Harran.
  3. ‘Leave your country and your people,’ God said, ‘and go to the land I will show you.’
  1. “You stiff-necked people! Your hearts and ears are still uncircumcised. You are just like your ancestors: You always resist the Holy Spirit!
  2. Was there ever a prophet your ancestors did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him—
  3. you who have received the law that was given through angels but have not obeyed it.”
  4. When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him.
  5. But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God.
  6. “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
  7. At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him,
  8. dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.
  9. While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
  10. Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.