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The Message and the Messenger

Acts 6:8-7:60

1. Discredit the messenger, destroy the message. (6:8-6:15)
– Follow Jesus with integrity
– Be careful what you say about God’s anointed.

2. He messenger knows the message (7:1-53)
– How well do you know the message of the gospel?
– Bible memorization – you never know when you will need it
– Big picture story – it’s all about Jesus

3. Messanger experience the message (7:54-56)

4. Messengers live the message – forgiveness (7:57-60)

Big Idea: the messenger is faithful to the message no matter the cost.

“The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.” – Tertullian