May 20, 2018
Epic Community: Faithful to the End
Acts 6:8-15, 7:1-60
Among the most compelling and challenging biographies in Scripture is the story of Stephen. He was a follower of Jesus who was “all in.” In the face of threat and menacing opposition, he boldly spoke truth. Stephen was a man who did not pay much attention to being diplomatic if diplomacy meant he needed to compromise truth. He lovingly and straightforwardly spoke truth. He was a man full of the Holy Spirit – in fact, as we will see late in Acts 7, he was empowered and full of the Holy Spirit as he faced death. What kinds of qualities does God shape in a man who is faithful to the end – a person who could honestly and resolutely sing the refrain, “I have decided to follow Jesus – no turning back – no turning back. Join us as we take a closer look at the life of a man who lived all out for Jesus right through the finish line.
Pastor Tim Haugen