Total Pageviews

Translate

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Stephen’s martyrdom.



Stephen’s martyrdom


‘But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.’ 


Acts 7:55–56


Suggested Further Reading: 


Mark 13:9–13


You will be struck in reading Foxe’s Acts and Monuments, to find how many of the humblest men and women acted as if they were of noblest blood. 

When the King of France told Bernard Palissy that, if he did not change his sentiments, he should be compelled to surrender him to the Inquisition, the brave potter said to the king, ‘You say I shall be compelled, and yet you are a king; but I, though only a poor potter, cannot be compelled to do other than I think to be right.’

 Surely the potter was more royal than the king. The cases are numberless, and should be as household words among you, in which humble men, feeble women, and little children have shown a heroism which chivalry could not equal. 

The Spirit of God has taken the wise in their own craftiness, and answered the learned out of the mouths of babes. 

The answers of uneducated persons among the martyrs were frequently so pat to the point, and hit the nail so well on the head, that you might almost suppose they had been composed by an assembly of divines; they came from a better source, for they were given by the Holy Spirit.

 The bearing of the bleeding witnesses for our Lord has been worthy of their office, and right well have they earned the title of ‘The noble army of martyrs.’ 

Now, my brethren, if you and I desire to walk among the sons of men without pride, but yet with a bearing that is worthy of our calling and adoption as princes of the blood royal of heaven, we must be trained by the Holy Spirit.

For meditation: 

All believers should be ready to answer those who would ask questions (1 Peter 3:15). 
The best preparation is to have been with Jesus (Acts 4:13)
 and to be filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 4:8; Ephesians 5:18). That will produce the right answers (Acts 4:12).

Sermon no. 740

17 March (1867)


♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

♥ <(((><  ♥  ><)))> 

 “The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie, 
not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.

 ~ C. H. Spurgeon ~

  ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 

The purpose of these pages is to share the precious word of God, without acquiring any monetary reward. God gave me the salvation for free, so I share the gospel of his word the same way .. 
( NO ADVERTISEMENTS ) ... 
Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

 PRAYER
 Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power. Holy Spirit,  I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. Amen. 

 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS" 

 DO YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ? .. 
If you like to visit my other blogs, please click at the link and If not clickable, please copy and paste the address to your browser, Thanks... 

ENGLISH: 
SPANISH:
 TRANSLATORS AVAILABLE TO ANY LANGUAGE.... 
 TRADUCTORES AL ESPAÑOL Y OTROS LENGUAJES........ 
 Don't forget to spread The Word of GOD by sharing today's passage with friends... 

Please share with your family and friends using small envelope (E-mail) next to a pencil, under my name at the bottom of post, or using the share link.. 
 Copyright Statement
 Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers," Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 
 This resource was produced before 1923 and therefore is considered in the "Public Domain". 

Copyright Policy: 
 We respect copyright laws and are committed to remove any copyright infringing material from our website. If you find any content on our website which infringes your copyrighted work, please contact us, we’ll be happy to verify and remove such content.
 Please do provide us the following details: 
1) Your name, E-mail Address. 
2) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on your website.
 3) Location (URLs) of your copyrighted work on our website. 
Some of the pictures from Flickr under Creative Commons License and also the bank of free Creative images for non commercial usage... 
Everything we do is for God Almighty's glory, our creator and we pray for all the people that are making images available to continue spreading the Gospel. 
 Thank YOu and God Bless.
Mightywarrior.
Blog Created April 13/2011