Acts 7:57-60 (NIV)
57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him,58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
- What do the leaders perceive as their problem?
- How do they attempt to solve this problem?
- How do you picture verse 57?
- Have you ever seen this kind of behavior before?
- Do you see political leaders failing to listen when other people are talking?
- What are the consequences of this kind of problem solving?
- How do you solve your problems?
- Stephen prayed for his killers. How was he serving them?
- Do you think Stephen experienced healing? How?
- How might Stephen’s public prayer for his killers helped those who saw what was going on, experience healing?