Service and Worship Times

WESTFIELD HORIZON CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP:
  • - Sunday Worship Service - 10:30 AM
    *2nd & 4th Sun. of Each Month

Location

Sundays at 10:30 AM
Wellbrooke of Westfield
Inside of Grand Park
2nd and 4th of Each Month
937 E. 186th Street
Westfield, Indiana 46074

Westfield Horizon Christian Fellowship /  /  Live Life Faithful Until Death
Live Life Faithful Until Death

Act 6:15 “And all who sat in the council, looking steadfastly at him, saw his face as the face of an angel.”

Acts 6 and 7 center on the ministry and martyrdom of Stephen, a Spirit-filled believer. He was crowned by the Lord with the stephonos, the “victor’s crown” which gives us the name Stephen. He was faithful both in life and in death and therefore is a good example for us to follow in our walk today. In scripture, to be “full of” means to be “controlled by.” This man was controlled by the Spirit; not by his flesh. He was a God-controlled man yielding to the Holy Spirit, a man who sought to serve and lead people to Christ. Wisdom and holiness make a man's face to shine, yet will not secure him from being treated badly. It was not necessary for Stephen to speak in order to give witness, for the very glow on his face told everybody that he was a servant of God. You would think that certainly the members of the Sanhedrin would recall the similarity to Moses’ shining face. It was as though God was saying, “This man is not against Moses! He is like Moses, my faithful servant, and you are rejecting him just as you rejected Moses the first time he came to you in Egypt.” Stephen proves from their own Scriptures that the Jews were guilty of worse sins than those they indicted around them. Why didn’t God do something for Stephen when they were stoning him? God did do something for Stephen. He gave Him the grace to forgive his murderers and to pray for them. Remember as Jim Elliot said, “seek not a long life, but a full one” and Revelation 2:10, “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown (stephonos) of life.” Sermon #4401-07 on 12/29/13: Acts 6-7 "Live Life Faithful Until Death"

 
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