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A sermon on Romans 12:9-21, focusing on "Relating to Others," preached by Stephen McAlpin on 4/14/2013 at the Chinese Baptist Church of Greater Boston, in the English service for youth.
Pastor Gregg Matte delivers the first message in the "New Frontiers" series in our ongoing study of the Book of Acts.
Pastor Gregg Matte delivers a message about Stephen in our ongoing study of Book of Acts. Primary text: Acts 6:8-11
Pastor Mario speaks about Stephen. He explains how Stephen was full of faith and the Holy Spirit. We Stephen was led to spread the Good News, he was confronted with opposition to the point of sleep. As Stephen was being stone He saw Jesus standing at the right hand of the Father. Jesus did not remain seated, but He stood up for His child, just like He stands up for you, and I, during our troubles.
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As the church grew in numbers and diversity, its daily needs increased, as well. Acts 6:1ff marks a transition in leadership and location, where the apostles appoint seven, Spirit-filled servants to care for the daily needs of the church (e.g., food for widows). These servants were not merely tasked with administrative details, but also preached inspired sermons. Stephen's message, in fact, is an indicting message. He exposes the idolatry of his Jewish opponents and shows mastery of the OT Scriptures. His awareness that Jesus fulfills all that God intended in the OT story leads to his martyrdom and subsequent persecution that disperses the church. As the church goes beyond Jerusalem, she fulfills Jesus' mandate in Acts 1:8 to be a witness in Judea and Samaria, and the ends of the earth. Stephens example (and the other so-called 'deacons') provides a model of Spirit-filled service that expands God's reach.