Questions to help you dig deeper into this message:
What stood out and ministered to you most from this message?
1. Read Luke 23:34 and 46 and Acts 7:59-60. When Jesus and Stephen were being assaulted by people, they each found peace as they turned their attention toward God. How can we turn our attention toward God when we are being assaulted by the people around us?
2. Why do Jesus and Stephen want God to forgive their attackers? Is it possible to forgive someone who has not expressly asked for us to forgive them?
3. Read Luke 22:42 and Hebrews 12:2. How do we reconcile the joy of walking with God with the agony of taking up our cross?
4. Read Matthew 18:21-35. What is the difference between relating to people in light of God’s love and faithfulness toward them, and relating to people in light of how they treat us? How can we grow into being people who more consistently relate to the people around us in light of God’s love and faithfulness for all of us?