I SEE THE SON OF MAN STANDING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD
“Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”
What happened to Stephen in the previous passage? What was he accused of? (6:11) Why did Stephen begin his defense with the history of the Old Testament
Who sent Abraham to the Promised Land? (4) Who made a promise that he would possess the land? (5) Who spoke to him concerning his offspring (6)? What was the purpose of 400 years of captivity (7)? What lesson was Stephen trying to teach the religious leaders?
Why did Joseph’s brothers betray him (9)? Who protected Joseph in Egypt (9-10)? What was Stephen trying to teach by telling Joseph’s story?
What kind of child was Moses (20)? When Moses intervened to help his people how did they react? (27-29) When the people had rejected Moses what did God do with him? (35-36) How did the people respond to Moses once freed from Slavery (39)? Instead of worshipping God during 40 years in the desert what did the Israelites do? (40-43) Why did Stephen tell this story about Moses?
Despite of abandoning God what great blessing did he give to them that he did not give to anyone else (44-45)? What was Stephen’s rebuke and why? (51-53)? Why did the Sanhedrin attack him? (54) Who did Stephen look to during their physical attack? (55-56) What does it mean to see Jesus standing at the right hand of God? (55) While being stoned what was Stephen’s reaction? (59-60) How can we not be stiff necked people?