Clyde Christian Bible Church
Stephen's Speech Part 3: The Patriarchs (Acts 7:1-19)June 06, 2017 Clyde Christian Bible Church
In his great defense of the new work God is doing through Jesus, immediately before his martyrdom, Stephen takes the Sanhedrin all the way back to the roots of their faith. The Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and his sons) are full of many familiar, powerful stories. But Stephen ignores many of these stories in favour of details that highlight his three apologetic thesis statements: a) A God Who is not confined to a specific location; b) a worship of God not confined to a specific location; and c) The rejection of God's truth-tellers by God's people. How does Stephen use the Patriarchs to highlight the transformative work of the Kingdom? Also: a quick geography lesson (google "Ur of the Chaldeans" sometime), Kristy defeats Chris at a game of "Name the Sons of Jacob", and Chris briefly discusses ancient erectile dysfunction techniques.