Acts 7: More than Reviewing History

Acts 7:1-8:4 ~ More than Reviewing History

Have you ever wondered why Stephen reviewed Israel’s history with the experts in the Law? Did he not realize they already knew these stories? Probably by memory? Or was he doing something else?

This week we read through Stephen’s entire speech, his murder, and what happened as a result of it. Because this was an overview, we studied the structure of the speech focusing on his use of rhetorical technique and logic to prove his point. He never did defend himself against the charges brought against him, and a verdict was never declared. 

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Acts 7:1-8:4 ~ More than Reviewing History 

Overview of Stephen’s Defense and Murder

* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.

Notes on the White Board:

Acts 7 Notes on the Whiteboard
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PowerPoint Presentation:

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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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