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Stephen became a powerful preacher of God’s word. The Jewish leaders called Stephen before them to explain his teaching. Stephen showed from the scriptures that Jesus was the one sent from God. He told the leaders that they were acting against the Holy Spirit, because they refused to believe this. The leaders accused Stephen of talking against God and their religion. They led him out of the city and stoned him to death. The Holy Spirit made Stephen’s faith strong. As he died, he forgave those who killed him. What does his action say to us in this modern world?


STUDY QUESTIONS: (Limit your response to one page per question).


What is the significance of the Lord’s Prayer? What did you glean from the Acts 7: 51-60? How would you relate the story of Stephen in today’s world?


CHAPTER EIGHT WE HAVE A RIGHT TO CALL GOD ‘Father’


IN BATISM WE CHILDREN OF GOD


Gal 3:26-29 Jesus.


WE ARE AS CLOSE TO THE FATHER AS


used JESUS IS


Rom 8:14-17


The Lord Jesus taught us to pray to the Father as “our” father. Because of our baptism we have all been made children


of the Father and brothers and sisters of Just as Jesus prays to the Father as


favored Son, we are to pray to the Father as favored sons and daughters.


Jesus taught us that God was our father. When Jesus prayed to his Father, he


the word “abba.” This word is from the Aramaic language.


“papa.” It shows that Jesus was very close to his Father. In this prayer Jesus tells us to pray to the Father as “daddy.” We are given


It means “daddy” or


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