Acts (6): Being the Church
Who are you in Christ Jesus? Who are you called to be?
Characters in the story speak to us
If the Purpose of the community (why they existed)
The Community of the believers
Notice how the Seven (most likely others) had been being:
What does all this mean? So What?
Why we celebrate at the Lord’s Supper (response to the music, text, and message)
We are the Sanhedrin:
Stephen contrasted with opposition
51 “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53 you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”