May 23, 2011

The Book of Acts - We Are All Preachers

Stephen's sermon in Acts 7:2-53 is amazing. He's pulling scripture out of all kinds of Old Testament books in an attempt to show them how they have missed Jesus as the Savior.   I think we tend to forget that during these times the apostles and early christians did not have the written word to study and memorize.  Almost all of their teaching was done orally.  Yes some of it was written, but certainly not widely available.

In order for us to witness today we, like Stephen, must know the story!  We need to have scripture memorized and be ready to tell YOUR story that points back to God.  Be prepared to not only tell the story, but show how we are all a part of the story, God's story.

Are you ready to give an account of your faith?  I Peter reminds us to "always be prepared to give an answer" for the hope you have in Christ Jesus.  You never know when you may be called upon to be a Preacher for a day.  Are you ready?


  1. Because I've always had a difficult time memorizing scripture, I'm sometimes a little worried when someone questions me about Jesus. While I don't always have the answer, I at least know where to look in my Bible for it, and can reference a book. My goal this summer is to memorize some scripture. Great post! Happy Monday! :o)

  2. It is so important to be able to give a reason for our faith. Many times people only ask once and if we cannot answer, the opportunity is gone. Thank you for the reminder.


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