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And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch. -Acts 11:26c NKJV This sermon concludes our series on the early church. From the ascension of Christ in Acts 1 and the Day of Pentecost, through introductions of Stephen, Phillip and … Continue reading
Acts 10:34-48 We know from reading Acts 2 and 3 the kinds of things that happen when Peter preaches. As he is preaching the Gospel – he doesn’t even get to finish his sermon – the Holy Spirit falls on … Continue reading
Acts 8:26-40 Phillip’s encounter with the Ethiopian eunuch leads to the Gospel making its way from Jerusalem to Ethiopian. As long as Christianity has existed there have been Christians in Ethiopia. There are also a couple of lessons about responding … Continue reading
Acts 8:1-8 Stephen became the first Christian martyr at the end of Acts 7. Persecution of the believers spread as we are introduced to Saul; the gospel spreads as we are introduced to Phillip.
Stephen was listed among the first seven deacons in Acts 6. His address in Acts 7 before the Council used the history of Israel to make a case for Jesus as the Christ. After sticking their fingers in their ears … Continue reading