Opening Prayer: Almighty God, You have called me your own and given me power to grasp the love of Christ. Help me to walk in the wisdom that is required to live out your love. Amen.
Read: Acts 7:35-53
Reflect: How does Stephen’s give insight into the relationship between Moses and the Israelites? How does Stephen relate the people in his day and age to the people of Israel in the desert?
Prayer: for the church, for others, and for myself
Hymn: I Sing the Mighty Power of God
I sing the mighty power of God
That made the mountains rise,
That spread the flowing seas abroad,
And built the lofty skies.
I sing the wisdom that ordained
The sun to rule the day;
The moon shines full at His command
And all the stars obey.
I sing the goodness of the Lord
That filled the earth with food;
He formed the creatures with His word
And then pronounced them good.
Lord, how Thy wonders are displayed
Wherever I turn my eye:
If I survey the ground I tread
Or gaze upon the sky!
There’s not a plant or flower below
But makes Thy glories known;
And clouds arise and tempest blow
By order from Thy throne,
While all that borrows life from Thee
Is ever in Thy care,
And everywhere that man can be,
Thou, our God, art present there.
Closing Prayer: Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generation, for ever and ever! Amen.