Biblical Messages

The Gift of Yourself

It’s a bit strange that the church celebrates Stephen – the first martyr – on the day after Christmas.  I’ve never done so before, but this year, I thought I would celebrate Stephen’s leadership in dying for his faith, since December 26 landed on a Sunday.

In case what I say in the message does not convey what I mean, please know that, when I mention the underground church, I don’t mean to suggest that they do not share their faith – indeed, many do so vigilantly, and successfully – it’s just harder for them to do so because they lack the freedom we have to share our relationship and experience with God.  Pray for the underground church around the world, please!

This message is based on the story of Stephen in Acts 6 and 7.  You can listen to the message by clicking here.