Scripture Reading: The Stoning of Stephen
When I was thinking about the gravity of the message of this scripture, I thought about Stephens mom and all the mothers who have given up their children to the murderers who self-righteously claimed that these children of God, and of mothers, deserve to die. What I hope you’ll get out of the sermon is a simple message. God promises life in all of its abundance through faith, but with the promise comes a price.
If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? How does what we think, say, and do differ from those around us? How does the way we live contrast with those who claim no faith?