The Stoning of Stephen

Shaped Into Christ's Likeness

Acts 6-7
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The Stoning of Stephen
Shaped Into Christ's Likeness

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Christ likeness is the goal for every believer. Three unmistakable heart qualities of a person who is being shaped into Christ’s likeness:

1. OPEN HEART

Acts 6:3 - Stephen was known to be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom.
Acts 6:5 - Stephen was full of the Holy Spirit and faith.
Acts 6:8 - Stephen was full of God’s grace and power.
Acts 6:15 - Stephen’s face looked like the face of an angel.
Acts 7:55 - Stephen saw Jesus standing at the right hand of God.



2. EXPECTANT HEART

Acts 6:1 - Widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of the food.
Acts 6:3 - The people chose seven men to handle this situation.
Acts 6:6 - Apostles prayed and commissioned them.
Acts 6:7 - The word of God spread, the number of Disciples increased rapidly.
Acts 6:8 - Stephen did great wonders among the people.



3. FORGIVING HEART

Joseph had a forgiving heart.

Acts 6:9 - Stephen was falsely accused and brought before the Sanhedrin.
Acts 7:54 - Sanhedrin began to stone Stephen.
Acts 7:60 - Stephen prayed, “Lord do not hold this sin against them.”


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