The Power of Eternity - Acts 7:54ff

Pastor Samuel Sutter - 9/7/2020

When you forget about forever, temporary problems increase exponentially. If you ever feel powerless, or at the end of your rope, or completely done. God has something powerful for you this week. This week's passage is amazing. It's a story about a godly person of faith, who is going through extreme crisis - and we get an amazing window into what he sees that gives him remarkable power.

Acts 7:54–60 (NIV)
54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

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