Stephens Sermon
Bible Study Lesson

In this Stephens Sermon Bible study lesson we will find Stephen preaching a toe-stomping sermon to a Jewish crowd which resulted in his being executed. In order to take a shot at the Jewish religious leadership he reviewed Israel's history by beginning with the father of Israel—Abraham. The point Stephen made was that Abraham understood the gospel (Galatians 3:8), which the Jews of Stephen's day rejected (Acts 5:30-31).

In this lesson we will examine the following points of Stephen's sermon:

  • Why Abraham is called the Father of Faith
  • Why Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac
  • Why Abraham was able to inform his servants that we (Abraham and Isaac) will be returning the mount of sacrifice.
  • How the entire nation of Israel ended up living in Egypt for 400 years and why they eventually became slaves to the Egyptians.
  • How God raised up a Hebrew who possessed the credentials that were required to lead Israel back home to Canaan when the 400 year expired.
  • Why the vast majority of Israelites displayed fear when confronted with the Red Sea challenge and what enabled a minority of one to display peace when faced with the same negative.
  • Why the Lord told King David not to erect a fancy religious building.
  • What Stephen meant when he accused the Jewish religious leaders as being uncircumcised in their hearts and why this statement was the final nail in Stephen's coffin.
  • Why Stephen saw Jesus standing, rather than being seated, at the right hand of God.

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