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Oct 2018

Lesson Review – Acts 6:8-7:1, 51-60 – The Death of Stephen


Here are some review notes from this week’s lesson in our preschool and K-4 classes. This week we studied Acts 6:8-7:1, 51-60 – The Death of Stephen

This is lesson 49 of 78 in our study of the New Testament. This lesson corresponds with Story 127 in The Gospel Story Bible and with Week 49 of the Old Story New family devotional.

Gospel Truth for Today

Persecution can not stop the advancement of the gospel.

The Lesson In A Sentence (or Two)

Stephen faithfully proclaimed the good news of Jesus and was stoned because of it. As persecution arose in Jerusalem, the church scatter to nearby towns and cities leading to the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth.

1. What was Stephen doing that made the religious leaders jealous?

Stephen was doing great wonders and signs among the people.

2. What did the religious leaders do?

They convinced others to say bad things about Stephen, accusing him of speaking against God.

3. What happened then?

Stephen was arrested and put on trial for speaking against God. After Stephen declared the gospel to the rulers, they got mad and decided to stone Stephen and he died.

4. Who did Stephen trust while the men were throwing stones at him?

Stephen never stopped trusting God.

5. Are there still places where people can get in trouble (persecuted) for believing in Jesus?

Yes! In class we talked about parts of the world where it is against the law to believe in Jesus.

Praying together

Take time to pray today (and regularly) with your child for brothers and sisters around the world that are persecuted for their faith.

More Information

Parents, if you’d like more information or resources about the persecuted church and unreached people groups, you can visit:

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