SERMON: "The Message That Matters" (Acts 7:51-8:3)
1) A message worth living for (7:51-53)
Jesus Christ is the Messiah,
Promised by God through the OT
The Word became flesh
Lived, died, and rose again
For the forgiveness of sins
2) A message worth dying for (7:54-60)
Why not to be a martyr…
…and how to be a good one
3) A message that cannot die (8:1-3)
Persecution didn’t destroy the gospel;
Persecution spread the gospel.
In your death, and in your life, it is the message of the gospel that matters.