The Voice of a Martyr: Acts 7:1-60

https://soundcloud.com/david-istre/the-voice-of-a-martyr-acts-7-1-60   INTRODUCTION TO THE STORY There are two charges against Stephen: Speaking blasphemous words against Moses and God Speaking in Jesus’ name against the temple and the law His rivals stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes against Stephen and brought him to stand trial before the Sanhedrin. Stephen’s answer, in essence, …

The Ministry of Love: Acts 6:1-15

  https://soundcloud.com/david-istre/the-ministry-of-love-acts-61-15 INTRODUCTION Acts 6:1– 8:3 are an important transition in Luke’s account of the Apostles as he begins to turn from the early beginnings of the Church in Jerusalem to its maturing, growth, and spread throughout the known world.  The significance of these chapters can be seen in the fact that the longest speech …

The Children of God vs. The Children of the Devil: 1st John 3:10

This is how God’s children and the devil’s children become obvious. Whoever does not do what is right is not of God, especially the one who does not love his brother or sister. This introduces us to the concept that conduct exposes certain spiritual realities, and prepares us for John’s discourse on the supreme spiritual …