Stephen: Spirit-Filled Deacon and Fiery Preacher

Acts 6:8 7:2a
Lesson 6 -- fourth quarter 2012
October 7, 2012
International Bible Lessons

Preparing My Heart

I have faith, albeit in woeful quantity and of dreary quality. Nevertheless, I declare and stand by my faith in Jesus, the Son of God and the Redeemer. I go to Him with my little, weak faith. I believe He will cause it to grow, strengthen, and prosper.

Whether I have little or much faith, weak or great faith, I want to live by it to the praise of His glory and for fruitfulness in His kingdom. I want this lesson to strengthen that resolve and encourage me in it.

Making the Bible Personal

Should I be troubled at not having great-wonders-and-miracles faith?

What effect does my faith have on my speech?

What is the godly, faith-driven response to false accusations?

How shall I respond to having my words twisted and turned against me?

Is there ever a time to hold my tongue from presenting the message of Jesus?

Is my face a testament to my faith in Jesus and of His presence with me?

Reviewing Basic Truths

The wonders of faith do not always appear to be miraculous.

None can effectively withstand the wisdom and Spirit of God.

Our faith-connection to Jesus will turn some against us.

Faith moves us to honor those in authority.

Applying God’s Word to Me

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Musing More With Mark

This concludes my comments based on the passage for the International Bible Lesson. To read my comments on the alternate lesson developed by Christian Light Publications, click here: The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira.

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