The Final Hour

Written by jwillett on Jan 07, 2018 in - No Comments


Acts 7:51-8:4

I. In his FINAL HOUR, Stephen stood: vs. 51-56

a. Responded to the accusations made against him. (51-53)

b. He stood full of the Holy Spirit against people full of hate. (54-55)

A.W Tozer: “Unused truth becomes as useless as an unused muscle.”

Francis Bacon: “It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; not what we preach but what we practice that makes us Christians.”

II. In his FINAL HOUR, Stephen spoke: vs. 56, 59, 60

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a. He spoke of Jesus (56)

i. Jesus was STANDING at the right hand of God

b. He spoke of forgiveness (60)

i. Only forgiven people can forgive people

ii. You can’t give something that you don’t have

III. In his FINAL HOUR, Stephen was stoned: Vs. 60

a. Stephen’s death advanced the Gospel (8:1,4)

i. Our actions can never change God’s plan!

IV. Stephen’s FINAL HOUR led to the salvation of Saul: vs. 58; 8:1

a. God never wastes the blood of His people

b. Regret can either bind you, or it can drive you

i. Regret drove Paul (Acts 22:19-21; Philippians 3:13)

c. God wants to heal your wounds and transform your heart and life!

Are you ready for your FINAL HOUR?