What are you really passionate about? What motivates you? In this Sunday morning episode, Pastor Greg Laurie gives us a potent example of living wholeheartedly to know God and make Him known. Discover the key to a well-lived life!
The priorities of the early church were prayer, Bible study, and evangelism.
When God is working, Satan will always be attacking.
Happiness is not found in looking for self-fulfillment but self-denial.
An early death means an early crown.
1. Stephen was well-respected.
Integrity and character are what you are in the dark.
2. Stephen was full of faith and the Holy Spirit.
To be filled with the Holy Spirit means to be controlled by the Holy Spirit.
3. Stephen was filled with wisdom.
4. Stephen was faithful in the little things.
You can never be too small for God to use, only too big!
5. Stephen looked for opportunities and seized them.
“But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit.” —Acts 6:55
When You obey God, He will fill you with the Spirit.
“And they cast him out of the city and stoned him.” —Acts 7:58
God gave Stephen the grace he needed when he needed it.
As Stephen stood for Jesus on Earth, Jesus stood for Stephen in Heaven!
The Bible promises a believer will enter Christ’s presence immediately following death.
“Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” —Psalm 90:12
“Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator.” —Ecclesiastes 12:1
1. For the Christian walking in the will of God, death will come at the appointed time.
2. The Christian does not have to fear death.
Sleep is only used to describe death for the Christian, not the non-Christian.
3. In Heaven, all our questions will be answered.
4. God can bring good out of the worst kind of bad.
Stephen’s life was short, but it was full.
Stephen went to Heaven.
Where will you go when you die?
- 1 Timothy 3:7
- Galatians 5:22–23
- John 3:20
- Proverbs 11:25
- Hebrews 4:16
- 2 Corinthians 5:8
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